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The reason for this experience of dis-embodiment is that many teachings from the East focus on “detachment.”
Westerners often have a different view about this experience than happens in the East.
This was the experience of one of my teachers who was Sangharakshita (Dennis Lingwood) founder of Friends of the Western Buddhist Order – The Triratna Buddhist Community.
He taught Buddhist meditation for over twenty years in India. He returned to London to teach meditation to Westerners who expressed an interest.
After some time he discovered a phenomenon he had not experienced in the East. This was that the meditation he taught lead to many practitioners feeling depressed. This had not been his experience in India and beyond.
After a long exploration, he concluded that the students, especially the men, were attracted to the teachings that invited them to detach from their feelings. This is not the purpose of the practice of detachment.
This was detachment from feelings of unworthiness or other negative emotions.
He found that it attracted them to the teachings of detachment because it would mean that they could detach from their painful feelings.
Thus they were practicing detachment from detachment. This is not embodied spirituality.
However, as Colin Tipping writing in Radical Forgiveness : A Revolutionary Five-Stage Process to Heal Relationships, Let Go of Anger and Blame, and Find Peace in Any Situation states:
You can’t heal it if you don’t feel it—Colin Tipping.
This is often the reason psychoanalysis does not touch the genuine issue.
It is because the patient analyses the feeling while refusing to feel the feeling.