Watch: The Dark Side of Spiritual Awakening
This video explores why many people who turn to spiritual work soon find a wealth of confusing and anxiety-inducing feelings after practising techniques aimed at spiritual awakening or enlightenment.
The video articulates how many go into the pursuit of awakening blind and build a vision of blissful simplicity, yet fail to take note of the inner fear of the ego at its destruction.
When people have such experiences, they either back away or go too deep too quickly, meaning they lose their way.
In this video, Richard calls for more patience and time to process the depth of the wisdom learnt and to come to peace with the reality of being, not forcing oneself into unreality, but humbly, lovingly and slowly accepting the true reality within.