Everyone is constantly searching for happiness. People wish to change something about themselves, about others, or about the world, but often cannot. They waste their lives in making endless plans, chasing multiple targets, building relationships, learning new skills, trying to sort out conflicts, seeking quick and magical solutions- but nothing seems to work in the long run. Difficulties keep on piling. Despite the best of efforts, people end up in frustration, pain and anger. Ever thought why?
This is because most of us do not know the correct path and seek answers from the mind. However, our mind is trapped in falsehood and is therefore not fully equipped to give us lasting solutions. Often, a part of our mind wants to change while there are other parts, which resist, fear and hate change. The real solution to all our problems lies in going beyond the mind and discovering the true self that is buried in each one of us. This true self is the dynamic representation of the divine element within us. In order to manifest the true self we need to surrender and work hard to transcend the lower parts of our self so that the superconscient can ascend.
A person has to go through this process. The real psychology aims at self-discovery and self-growth. It requires faith, sincere effort, patience and motivation. There are no shortcuts or magical pills. It is indeed a slow but a very rewarding journey. The basic purpose of our existence is to be who we are and the sooner we realize it and follow the sunlit path, the happier we will be
- Pulkit Sharma, Clinical Psychologist and Spiritual Therapist at Imago-Centre for Self