Question:

I have been exploring way to "inner knowing the self"... I have done significant recovery around childhood trauma and am still recovering from a Dissociative Disorder. The greatest challenge for me is to truly know my self, as this is often clouded. I am considering meditation. ...Question:

I have been exploring way to "inner knowing the self"... I have done significant recovery around childhood trauma and am still recovering from a Dissociative Disorder. The greatest challenge for me is to truly know my self, as this is often clouded. I am considering meditation. Your thoughts on this are deeply appreciated.

Answer:

For knowing your true self, I know of nothing better than starting a meditation. A silent meditation practice will give you the experience of your core self that lies beyond your thoughts, feelings and mental conditioning. Finding your essential nature independent of your past pain and confusion is not only illuminating, but it is also helpful in continuing your healing process. When you discover your true self, you know that your real self can never be hurt, clouded, or traumatized and this provides the understanding and security from which you can let go of the pain of the past.

Love,
Deepak

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