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Medication and Spirituality
Seeker: Hey, Daniel. I feel beautiful. I’ve suffered a lot in the past months. Now I’m back to taking higher doses of medication for my schizophrenia and I’m completely clear. Now I don’t even need to think Vedanta anymore. I stand in complete awe of what is going on with me. I must be always conscious! I feel completely effortless, and all fear has just vanished. Being conscious is effortless and so are thoughts. I’m riding the wave of life. If I were to die now, I’d die knowing I truly lived my life. I’m not going to take lower doses anymore. I learned my lesson. I’m finally done with spirituality.
Daniel: Yes, we need to do (or take) whatever means are necessary to cultivate and stabilize a clear mind.
There is nothing wrong with taking medication. Never feel bad about needing to take medication, nor feel that it’s in conflict with the path of “spirituality” or inquiry. I say this because for some time I too experienced pressure along my inquiry whilst dealing with a personal medical situation; I was always in conflict about taking pharmaceutical drugs or anything “unnatural.” It took plenty of suffering to eventually realise that I needed to take whatever did the job, and that it was totally acceptable. Isvara delivers solutions and medicine to us in all ways, whether it be from a plant or over the pharmaceutical counter, it’s all totally fine.
I’m happy that you feel stable and calm now. Often Isvara dishes out some intense experiences for the jiva so that it turns inwards and self-inquiry starts burning like wildfire!
~ All my love, Daniel
PS: I know you already know this, but let’s come back to you, awareness. The wave of life is actually apparently riding in you. And you cannot die, because you were never born. You are deathless. ☺