The Teachings of “Inner Healing” for Mental Suffering

By Jeffrey Fidel, MD

The practice of “Internal Forgiveness”

Suffering individuals may be taught methods to break their disturbing cycling thought processes.  In order to achieve this, the individuals themselves can learn to “let go of” or “forgive” any mental perception (that they are likely holding onto), that they have been wronged by their caregivers and/or other members of society.  Similarly, they can learn to “let go of” or “forgive” any mental perception that they have in some way failed to live up to fulfilling their own role to their caregivers and/or other members of society.  The individual’s own mental perception of themselves, and the world around them, ultimately determines how much inner peace they will achieve “inside of themselves.” 

The practice of “Internal Feeling”

Suffering individuals may be taught to “internally feel” areas of “discomfort” within their body.  They can learn to bring their mind’s attention away from repetitive thoughts within their mind and redirect their mind’s attention towards feeling areas of “discomfort” within their bodies.  By learning the process of “internal feeling,”  they will start to lose their fear of feeling any “unfamiliar” sensations within their body.  This therapy of “internal feeling” will also help break the cyclical thought processes that are confined to their mind since the mind’s attention will now be directed to the perceived “discomfort” area of the body (outside of the mind.)

“Inner healing” occurs both inside and outside of the thinking mind

As health providers, we can assist suffering individuals to commence their own journey of “inner healing” which occurs throughout the human being — both inside and outside of the confines of the thinking mind.

In the end, no matter what doctors or scientists decide to label a state of mind, it is the individual’s identification with and their response to their own thoughts that is the cause their suffering. The choice is ultimately up to the suffering individual to perform their own “internal forgiveness” and “internal feeling” so that they may commence their own “inner healing.”