Jean-Paul Sartre, the humanist French philosopher, was an atheist. He didn’t believe in God. But once, he fell down a chimney he was erecting. After many failed attempts to extricate him, volunteer rescuers took the chimney apart so they could get him.
Newspapers reported that when the rescuers reached him, they found him praying for deliverance. On his deathbed, Sartre directly and personally called out to God. This embarrassed his fellow atheists and humanists.
Such experience is evidence of man’s inherent spiritual nature. Every human being has four sides to his nature – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. That’s the total person. Anyone who ignores or neglects this truth does so at his own peril.
Nowadays, the form of therapy most commonly neglected by secular doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and counselors is spiritual therapy. Our education and culture is overwhelmingly secularized and based on atheism and humanism.
Psychotherapy or counseling that views people as merely body, mind, and emotions is completely inadequate. There is an essential missing link. We will never solve the problems and illnesses of humanity until we recognize this missing link.
In my therapy sessions, I never fail to discover how the spiritual nature in our being can actually stabilize and motivate our mind, emotions, and body. In fact, we do not even need to improve our emotions, mind, or body!
We simply need to fuel, empower, or restore our inoperative spiritual nature. Most miserable and hurt people are not conscious of the fact that their continuing misery and hurt emanates from spiritual deficiency or God-void in their lives.
Truly, even though we get momentary relief or happiness on the physical, psychological, or emotional planes of life, we will never attain lasting happiness. Until the missing link of God-void in our spiritual nature is fulfilled.
Make sure, when you’re healing, you’re healing your total person.