Tag Archives: Ego

As-You-Are

There are different levels of awakening.  Rarely does someone simply “snap out of” the dream with no residual pieces of ego left behind.  Lately my awareness has come to focus on a piece that many hold on to, even without knowing it.  The piece of ego that says, “you should not be that way” or “you should not act that way”.  You can see this everywhere.  It’s part of what creates the human drama.  True freedom cannot come until you allow others the freedom to be who they are.  Allow others the space.  Accept them for who they are.  If you are not allowing them to be who they are then there is resistance to what is.  Full awakening includes a release of that resistance.  It is allowing everything (and everyone) to be as it is.  This isn’t to say that you will always agree with it, or even like it, but you can accept it.  Allow it.  This is true for ourselves as well.  For example, maybe you meditate and get frustrated that your mind will not slow down.  What would happen if you just allowed yourself to be as you are, busy mind and all?  What would happen if you accepted yourself as you are instead of trying to ‘better’ yourself, change yourself or resist yourself?  Instead, allow yourself to just be as you are.  Make it your practice.  Allow yourself and others to be as you and they are.  It will not only assist in allowing reality to be as it is but it brings you to a place of presence.  A place of true freedom.

Enjoy the beauty.

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Take a Step Back

So many times we get bogged down with the ‘stresses’ of life.  That’s the trouble with ego, it makes everything personal and makes even the little things seem huge.

One of the things that used to ‘catch‘ me, even before awakening began to happen, was looking up at the stars, gazing at the moon or looking at a picture of  Earth.  I found it completely impossible to look out at one of those amazing sites and take anything in “my” life seriously.  How could I?  While life itself is an amazing and wonderful gift, the daily struggles and conflicts our ego makes up are nothing but just that, made up.  The dream.  Your dream.  When I look out at the moon and stars or gaze at a picture of Earth and let go of myself the only thing there is eternity.