When You Help Yourself, Which Self Are You Helping?
Once you see the gap between who you are today and what you could be—I mean, really see it, with your heart as well as your brain—awareness will begin to expand. Nothing can stop it, in fact, because there is a hidden dimension to self-help. On the surface, you seem to be improving the self you know, the one that gets depressed, overeats or gets entangled in a bitter divorce.
But at a deeper level, you are uncovering your true self. This self is at peace; it lives in silence, and its greatest joy lies in simply being. The true self is your source. At some point, you find that self-help isn't really about self-improvement. It's about self-discovery. When that stage is reached, much of the confusion and frustration that now exists will change. With a clear purpose in mind, seekers can use self-help as a tool to reach their real goal, which is liberation in fulfillment.
Deepak Choprais the author of more than 50 books on health, success, relationships and spirituality, including his current best-seller,Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul, and The Ultimate Happiness Prescription, which are available now. You can listen to his show on Saturdays every week onSiriusXMChannels 102 and 155.
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