The last steps — community and the environment, or the “world out there,” — are where integration often falls short. The ultimate step in the integration process involves putting our self into service. There is hard work to do here.
As wonderful it is to hear that people reached a state of absolute peace, it is also important to remember that ultimately, integrating these experiences goes beyond the self … The question becomes, during the process of integration, how do we get from working on self to the last ripple — to being of service to the world? How do we bring healing to ourselves as individuals, and then share it with the world through our participation to our community?