When I was in India studying at The Oneness University, I had an evening meeting with one of the dasaji’s (teachers) during which I asked her, “How do you define enlightenment?” She smiled, reflected for about 20 seconds and said, “Having no internal conflict.”
That’s since become my favorite definition. Just spend a moment with that tiny little powerful phrase – having no internal conflict. And imagine that. Imagine the experience of being free from all internal conflict. Imagine what that would be like. Do you think it’s possible? I do.
I often refer to my coaching programs as Mental Toughness Training. And I equate the term Mental Toughness Training with a heightened consciousness. And I equate the term heightened consciousness with enlightenment. It’s all the science of happiness or the game of eliminating internal conflict.
The practice or discipline of self-inquiry is the practice of training yourself to choose to experience reality in a non-problematic way. Imagine seeing no problems. Seeing only situations, opportunities, and beauty.
When I view the world in an inspiring way, I activate dopamine – the on switch for all the brain’s learning centers. When I can view the world that way I am further empowered to creatively solve its “problems”!