(Why self-help, personal development, psychology, relationships, physical health and spirituality go hand in hand)
Spirituality and self-help and personal development and psychology and relationships and health and wellness are so enmeshed that as far as markets go, they are often considered to be one and the same field. This can complicate things. Is a spiritual teacher giving advice on someone’s depression acting as a therapist now? Is a self-help expert now a guru? We could spend time separating these elements out from one another. But In today’s episode, I’m going to show you the
Why does it feel so good to bring happiness to the lives of others? It is not simply because we are taught that this is virtuous. It is not simply due to social conditioning. It is because the basic thread which weaves its way throughout human consciousness is interconnectedness. You can not smile at another person and not receive the same joy you give away.
When you identify with your children, you impose your desires on them, your aversions on them, your expectations on them, your unfulfilled dreams on them, your beliefs on them and the list goes on and on. But I hope while you were reading this tiny list that you felt the heaviness of just that burden. And the worst part is, we call this love. And society at large calls it love.
In this universe, there is no such thing as a mistake. There is also no such thing as punishment. What this means, is that everything that happens to you is not an accident and everything that happens to you has come to benefit you in some way. The key is to deliberately look for that "benefit".
You can trust yourself to know what is true for you personally. Telling the truth will always bring about a sensation of relief because your heart is set free in the moment that you tell that truth; even if the truth isn't necessarily something that you perceive as positive. If you say something that is not the truth for you personally, your heart is imprisoned in the moment that you tell that non-truth; and it will bring about a feeling of resistance within you.