"The idea of therapeutic relaxation, which has become such a watchword in holistic medicine, doesn't tell the whole story. It's a little like putting a piece of toast in an unplugged toaster: the toast may relax a little in the darkness of the slot, but it won't change. It has to be plugged in for this mysterious transformation called toast to happen. What provides the power is a powerful motivation: "I really , really want to get better." Absent this, you'll see NADA in the way of healing.
"We think life and death (or sickness and health) are separate phenomena. We never think of life and death as the same; that would be illogical. Only one problem . . . Reality is not logical. Truth is not rational; only our minds are. We are so egotistical, so arrogant, that we want to make reality into a concept, reduce life to a logical idea." - Dennis Genpo Merzel The Eye Never Sleeps
There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious * Carl Gustav Jung *