We are used to trust knowing only through what our senses show us and what thinking tells us. But we do perceive in other ways too. For example, when we come to a funeral and some people start crying, very quickly we start crying too. Even if we do not like to cry and even if we told ourselves not to cry we do. Or, if we succeed in stopping ourselves from crying, we almost cry. This is so because we detect the sadness and the crying through something else than thinking or an experience of the senses. We indeed see people crying and maybe even hear. But it is not these that make us cry but another way of experiencing the sadness and the crying. It is a perception in a subtler energy.
When we are in nature, many times we calm down and feel good. This is not only because we see and hear the effects of nature, but mainly because we experience, without thinking about it, the abundant loving, peaceful and accepting energy of everything in nature. Without even having the words for it, we subtly perceive the constant flow of repair, completion, creation and meaningful relationships of everything with everything else.
Think about it and see if this makes sense to you.
We are all attracted to and want to be in the presence of people like gurus or people from our community or family who have peaceful presence and we feel that they do not demand that we change in order to be accepted. Think about the Dalai Lama. These peacefulness and acceptance are deeper energy, and we feel good being close to deeper energy. Deeper energy is love.
When we go into a deeper state, we supply the loving energy to ourselves. The restless and worried mind feels that it is accepted as it is and does not have to change in order to be loved. This is the beginning of healing. Every healing is self-healing.