Inner Engineering – Master Your Body, Mind, Emotions, and Energies

I want to tell you about a program that really was/is a miraculous blessing to me. Several years ago in the midst of a brutal depressive episode that had lasted for several torturous years I was desperately looking for something to help me. I had active suicidal ideations. I was in tremendous pain. In my desperation I scoured the Internet looking for something, anything to help me that I could afford. I had been on several expensive retreats which gave me some temporary relief and comfort but that relief would always disappear within a day or two of coming home and I was out of money. It was at this time that I found Inner Engineering Online – a seven session online program that cost $150.00 It was the best $150 I ever spent.

Through this amazing program I was able to learn, experience, and therefore know that it was possible for me to manage my mind, my body, my emotions, and my energies in a way that would lead me out of the depths of depression and put me on a path to wellbeing. Right away I experienced a new found sense of hope. This was followed by many new insights into how the mind, body, emotions and energies could be used to develop a sense of stability and relief from depression. As the course continued I was able to experience to my utter amazement that I could quiet my mind which gave me instant relief from anxiety, worry, fear, depression, rumination, and suicidal ideation. The first experience only lasted 15 seconds, but 15 seconds was like a miracle for me. I would then be able to expand that timeframe of equanimity to longer and longer periods. After completing the Shambavi program at the Isha Institute of Inner-Scienses I was shocked and thrilled to experience a 16 hour day of cancelled airline flights, running from terminal to terminal only to get to a flight that wasn’t going to my airport but to another in New York, which then caused me to miss another flight, and numerous other frustrations, with a sense of peace! I was elated at my ability to stay calm, logical, and even happy as I encountered each challenge. This would never have been possible for me before Inner Engineering Online and Shambavi Mahamudra.

Inner Engineering was not able to cure me of Depression from a genetically inherited biochemical imbalance, but it was able to make it possible for me to have a much happier, healthier, and enjoyable life.

Afterward: It is important for people with biochemically based Major Depressive Disorder that the medications can only take you so far. Medication alone will not lead to happiness; it will lead you to a brain state that is not depressed. From that platform of a more “normal” brain state one can learn how to be happy by eliminating the bad habits that are acquired during childhood and while being in states of chronic depression, and to develop more healthy beliefs and behaviors that lead to peace, happiness, and overall wellbeing.

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Your Body Is Talking To You

I have friend who has been dealing with sciatica for many months. He is as Type-A personality who had a father that to him was a mountain of a man. I find that most boys who have good relationships with their fathers usually want to be just like them in some or many ways. This can be a positive experience if the child (including adult children) sees the whole Truth about his/her father, but that is often not the case. They see the part that the father wanted them to see and not the rest. In this process of trying to emulate the unemulatable the child suffers. In many cases this suffering is both mental (feelings of failure, worthlessness, anxiety, etc.) or physical (manifestations of all inflammatory and other diseases, and chronic problems with muscles and joints), and other physical manifestations that fall under the category of disease (dis ease) as opposed to an infectious disease of a birth-defect.). Our bodies are talking to us. We need to listen to them before they are permanently damaged. Here is the note I wrote to my friend:

“Dear ______, We have to get this sciatica under control. You have been working against the natural flow of life by trying to power through everything as I believe you saw your father do. You have told me that your father had “big shoulders”. This is true, but I can assure you that it is not Truth. Your father suffered just like the rest of us and he had to have cared for himself in order to carry on carring for other with Grace and dignity. I would like to help you do that for yourself through consultation and meditation. You don’t need to keep suffering. Your body is telling you something and you know what it is but you don’t want to face it so you just keep on trying to power through a wall that is inpenitrable. Once you accept this you will change and you will feel better, get stronger, and experience that freedom and Grace that you once had. You have a high tolorance for pain but it is not limitless. For those “strong ones” with a high tolerance for pain the lessons of life come harder and harder and hopefully these “strong people” wake up before it’s too late. You are not immortal. “When the pain of the pain is greater than the pain of the change, that’s when you will change.”