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Originally posted by ancientthunder
reply to post by HUMBLEONE
hi my suggestion, is the very wanting to hold it is what will keep that natural state away. Just have faith, in the process that you are rediscovering at the moment. It cant be forced or made, rather it reveals itself to the person who is in the right receptive mode.
Originally posted by ChaosMagician
I am a nice, polite, hardworking 95 pound female who people want things liberally from without threat or fear...and they step all over my path like it's a freaking dance party.
I could have been anybody. I could have been their worst nightmare in the flesh. My mere presences could have demanded respect rather than curiosity and a need to dominate. Those things could be living inside of me.
I know a thing or two about hate. I know I fight with my own hate and win.
I win because I care about principle... and life doesn't make principles of love and compassion easy.
Everything I love just seems to die and still I hold on. I hold on however I can without hurting anyone and I don't do it for approval. I do it because sometimes hope in love is all you have.edit on 21-5-2011 by ChaosMagician because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by LifeIsEnergy
The Enlightened Ego – Solving the Problems of Awakening pt.1
The things I was contemplating on, like:
“Who am I?
Random House Dictionary
I, see ego
ego 2. Philos. a, the enduring and conscious element that knows experience
What is reality?
What is intrinsically right and wrong?
How did the universe come into being?
Where is this all heading?”...
on and on, left me with only more and more questions until I felt completely overwhelmed.
I found that when I transcend my ego and let go of its strong grasp on my mind, that other peoples egos don't bother me as much. It almost like part of the egos job is to blind you from its presence, and make you blame everyone else for your problems.
Blaming others is a form of Self-betrayal in my opinion, because we know what we need and what we have to do in any giving circumstance but because of our egos fear of death or of persecution we choose not to act on these thoughts. Our ego is too afraid to sacrifice itself to accomplish what needs to be done, and that to me is the problem.
By the way, the ego arises from the self, and the self arises from the Self/God/Universal Consciousness/Energy whatever you'd like to call the unnameable underlying driver that creates and pervades all of life. That is where enlightenment is found, it is here already we just don't see it because the ego is blinding us from its realization.
AWESOME! Thank you for your wisdom!
Originally posted by Itisnowagain
reply to post by LifeIsEnergy
The thoughts that appear are auditioning for your attention. The thoughts that appear are no different that all the people and 'things' that appear. Give all things the attention they deserve, pat them on the head and let them pass. You are the 'one' that all 'things' appear to.
The 'one' that the body, mind and world appear to.
This 'one' is the still, silent space that allows and welcomes the 'ten thousand things'.