Funnily enough, the more we remove bits and pieces from our live that suck up energy, the happier we become. This allows us to have more energy and confidence to do the things that we deem meaningful, which in turn allows us to live our lives well-lived. It's interconnected: reducing the mundane misery makes us happier, which allows us to let in more of the profound misery that we deem meaningful. That in turn opens up the floodgates to inner peace, struggle that we consider worthwhile, and ultimately spending our lives well-lived.That's it.
That's what we'll embark on with anyone joining Samaṇa. Only working in some of these areas - such as only engaging in emotional healing, e.g., by doing therapy, while ignoring others - is not enough. It's not transformative enough. It sure helps and I'd encourage everyone to give it a try, but when changing things, when really inquiring, it helps to build momentum and be aware of the interdependencies between different facets.That's why Samaṇa is structured, deep and integral.Note: This article has first been published in our newsletter. If you'd like to receive it straight into your inbox, you can sign up via the "subscribe to our newsletter" bottom on the right hand side.