Can We Understand Our Being?

Via Ben Ralston
on Mar 21, 2012
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This walking talk is in response to the question asked by my friend George, on Facebook:

Life-long issue: intellectualizing ‘spiritual’ or ‘mystical’ experiences. My desire to understand everything makes it difficult to rest in the intuitive knowing of ‘God’ or ‘Truth’ or ‘The Universe’ or ‘Consciousness’ —whatever you want to call it. That which cannot be named. I’ve experienced it so profoundly but always return to the quest to define and comprehend it. Then I end up with a lot of concepts about what I experienced, a poor substitute for simply “being” it.

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About Ben Ralston

Ben Ralston is a therapist, healer, advanced Sivananda Yoga teacher, and writer. His writings have been read by millions of people and can be found on Elephant Journal, Rebelle Society, and various other portals online. He has been teaching Yoga for 16 years in hotels, ashrams, beaches, gyms and rooftops worldwide. And he runs a busy international therapeutic practice from his home in rural Croatia. Offering sessions in person or via Skype, his therapeutic work is based on healing trauma, and the tools he uses for this are varied – mainly RPT, Shamanism, and energy work. He has also developed some of his own methods, particularly in the area of abuse trauma; ‘resource state’ awareness; and boundary reconstruction. He regularly runs retreats combining Yoga and other energetic exercises with his therapy. He would love nothing more than to see you on one of these retreats, since he believes that this approach to personal development is really the only effective way of bringing love and peace to global human society. Connect with Ben on Facebook. Read more of his writing on his new website with integrated blog! Yes, he's excited about that :)


20 Responses to “Can We Understand Our Being?”

  1. Ben_Ralston says:

    And please leave a comment, or better yet, a question!

  2. Robert says:

    Popeye’s philosophy says it best. ” I yam what I yam and that’s all what I yam” This simple line was my first exposure to personal philosophy, even as a child I got it.

  3. ValCarruthers says:

    Terrific, Ben!

    Just posted to "Featured Today" on the Elephant Spirituality Homepage.

    Valerie Carruthers
    Please go and "Like" Elephant Spirituality on Facebook

  4. sarah oakley says:

    Thank you Ben, was great to see your face :)

    Can you help me understand please. When you speak of trauma, I am assuming this is from past events. By returning to the past to heal trauma – can we release emotions, thoughts, blocks that disturb us more than they need to. Bringing into play energies that are from the past not the present. So can returning to trauma ever do more pain that good? For example feeling that someone was not emotionally available, but with understanding realising that they were as emotionally available as they could manage at the time. The latter view being a more positive reflection that would bring less pain than delving into the trauma? Or could it be that I am speaking of thoughts and fears which have nothing to do with healing as it comes through the belly/heart. So actually all the above doesn't matter.

    With love.

  5. Becky says:

    Great question. Great answer. Defffffffinately had to sit back and listen. Motion sickness to the core.

  6. Jodee says:

    I love the walking talk, and you got your pup walked along with the walking talk. Good time management. :) I liked your message as well, and just newly discovered you here and on Facebook. Looking forward to seeing/hearing more. Thank you.

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