So many people looking for spiritual development, truth, through inside work and rising their vibrational scale on the way to…let’s call it enlightenment ( (whatever it means for each of us 😉 ) have problems with this path because of mistaken notion, that if they can’t disconnect from the chatter of the mind, they won’t be able to achieve peace. Yet fighting and trying to escape the mind seems not to be an answer here. Trying to escape it will only enlarge the storm of agitation inside entire body. Why run away from our thoughts and mind? After all it’s a part of us. We can’t pretend it’s not there. We need to find the way to make peace with it. Yet mind is often tried to be left outside the door to the chamber of Spirituality. The problem is this chamber will not survive for long, as separation from such an important piece of ourselves is nothing else that a trojan horse, smoothly implemented into the main artery of so called Spirituality. There is no spirituality when there is separateness. You try to separate yourself from the mind, you separate yourself from the Divine. You can’t stay away from the mind in order to be spiritual. It’s simply not possible to deny your mind’s needs and not invite it into your “spiritual party” if you want to become peaceful.
“We can not become whole if we don’t live with the accordance of Oneness.” says Teal.
“Find ways you can include your mind in the spiritual progression. Trust your mind to let you know what it needs. Have you ever consider what it needs in order to actually become calm? Stop making an enemy of the mind in the spiritual practice. Integration needs to happen on the level of the mind as well as on all the levels of ourselves, and we can’t do that if we are trying to distance ourselves from the mind or disidentify with our mind. See and treat your mind like an ally and use it to benefit your spiritual progression. Work with your mind instead of against it.”
For those of you having hard time calming your mind during meditation process and being disappointed with yourself as a result, because you think you need to quiet your mind, fight it and get rid of it in order to move with the spiritual process of meditation, please watch this video by Teal Swan – The Spiritual Catalyst on this particular matter. One of the best spiritual message on the subject of mind vs spirituality I’ve heard in a long time: