Question for Deepak:
If we only use a small percentage of our brain, what is the rest of it doing?
The estimated percent of our mental potential that most of us use varies with different studies. Fifteen percent would be the high end of the scale because many estimates put it in the low single digits. However it is estimated, it means that the depth and range of our experience is greatly limited.
Vast realms of energy, intelligence, love and joy are simply inactive or asleep within us. Through meditation we illuminate and activate all these unexercised parts of our awareness.
As we release the old conditioning from our mind, new pathways of experience open up and we begin to reclaim more of our infinite nature. Full self-realization, enlightenment, means we are then using our full potential.