It seemed like a good idea to write a little about the inner journey. I think as soon as you let go of your certainties, your anchors in life, you embark on an inner journey of ideas, meditations, reveries and dreams. You will end up encountering aspects of your imagination, your beliefs, your trauma’s in sleepless nights and daydreams. All these things will come past in various shapes.
The things that you still cling to will be revealed, those things that call up a response of “this is very important” end up coming to the fore. In some people this ends up as strange beliefs and psychosis, while a meditator will weather the storm by saying “these are just thoughts and I will observe them”. The Buddha said that in the end all attachment to views should be let go of, or so I have heard, and this is good training for that.
In a way this inner journey is both a blessing and a curse, a curse because it is arduous, painful, disconcerting; a blessing because it is a ceaseless series of revelations of what we have not dealt with. As long as you continue to operate with inner honesty the path remains clear.