Maybe The Journey Is The Destination
So many times in life we are attached to a destination we want to get to. In this case, being free from the Condition. That is great. But also realise that there is great merit in this journey regardless of how long it takes….retraining the amygdala is an amazing thing you are all doing, it requires courage, commitment, and acts as a strengthener.
It is a spiritual accelerator.
I would say that it is one of the most amazing achievements that a human being can gain – gaining control over one’s own mind, especially a part of the mind that is so anxious and over-powering.
So don’t underestimate what you are all doing – you all deserve a medal for whatever retraining you achieve! This is amazing work you are engaged in! Over time people realise that the battle in life is not with other people, situations, or the world….the battle is with one’s own mind. And in fact it is not a battle really, it is a journey into true maturity, true inner strength, and most patients I have worked with have come out of the other end feeling like they have really achieved something. They come out really valuing the important things in life, and letting go of old fears they used to have.
So whenever you are retraining and feel that it is getting hard, or you’ve taken a step back, or are fed up, remind yourself that you are doing an amazing thing here! You are rewiring your brain! You are doing something which most people would rather not attempt, so don’t feel bad if you can’t do it straight away….just keep going, everyone can get there eventually. And recognise that the beauty of what you are doing is in the process itself….so relax into the journey.
So onwards and upwards brave adventurer, keep going!
Lots of Love, Ashok