30 Jan MY EGO :: THE OTHER VOICE. MY SHADOW COMPANION IN THE DARK.
. . . even the enlightened person . . . is never more than his own limited ego before the One who dwells within him, whose form has no knowable boundaries, who encompasses him on all sides, fathomless as the abysms of the earth and vast as the sky.
Carl Jung (1875 – 1961)
In the last year I have had the amazing opportunity to share connection with hundreds of people that have contacted me seeking more understanding of who they really are.
The NUMBER ONE theme that arises is the concept of MENTAL HEALTH & the Ego / Other Voice within that feeds on FEAR.
I am compiling this blog so that ALL my have access to these life changing INSIGHTS.
Some of the words below are excerpts from REAL conversations I have had with some amazing people.
WE ARE ALL EVOLVING ON TIME WITH EACH OTHER.
I LIGHT THIS PATH THAT I HAVE WALKED IN HOPES THAT YOU WILL FIND THE
TRUTH OF WHO YOU REALLY ARE UNDER ALL YOUR PAIN.
WHAT REALLY NEEDS TO HAPPEN HERE?
You need to learn to think for yourself.
YOUR AMAZING BRAIN
“Spirit vs. Ego” by Mary Allen
“Spirit is the “life force energy” that is about experiencing, creating, expressing and connecting in this world, while the ego is more like a “body guard” or “tour guide”. The Ego’s job is to keep the physical body safe, and guide your “spirit” through the journey of life. However, it often oversteps its duties and responsibilities.Most people don’t realize the nature of these two individual forces, and continue to struggle between these two energies. Sometimes, it feels like we have split personalities, but rest assured this is part of the human design. The Ego is much more forceful when it comes to being in control, and thus plays a more dominant role in our lives…often suppressing our true Spirit. Spirit shows up sporadically for most, when we let our our “thinking minds” go, spend time in nature, engage in something creative, meditate or get desperate enough to seek assistance. Have you noticed, as soon as you “surrender” solutions appear? When you become more conscious about the nature of these forces, you can learn to access this all-knowing, wise and powerful force in your life more consistently. The result is a life with MORE peace, joy, love, abundance and creative flow and LESS stress, overwhelm, scarcity and fear.”
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BETWEEN THE SPIRIT AND THE EGO VOICE IN YOUR HEAD BY:: MARY ALLEN || CLICK HERE
GET TO KNOW YOUR EGO WITH LOVE:
“Your will is the ego part of you that believes you’re separate from others, separate from what you’d like to accomplish or have, and separate from God. It also believes that you are your acquisitions, achievements, and accolades. This ego will want you to constantly acquire evidence of your importance… On the other hand, your imagination is the concept of Spirit within you. …with imagination, we have the power to be anything we desire to be.”
“All emanates from Source! …You’re not this body and its accomplishments. You are the observer. Notice it all; and be grateful for the abilities you’ve been given, the motivation to achieve, and the stuff you’ve accumulated. But give all the credit to the power of intention, which brought you into existence…”
“Ego is like a room of your own, a room with a view with the temperature and the smells and the music that you like. You want it your own way. You’d just like to have a little peace, you’d like to have a little happiness, you know, just gimme a break. But the more you think that way, the more you try to get life to come out so that it will always suit you, the more your dear of other people and what’s outside your room grows. Rather than becoming more relaxed, you start pulling down the shades and locking the door. When you do go out, you find the experience more and more unsettling and disagreeable. You become touchier, more fearful, and more irritable than ever. The more you try to get it your way, the less you feel at home.”
AWAKENING COMPASSION WITH PEMA CHODRON
“Many spiritual seekers get “stuck” in emptiness, in the absolute, in transcendence. They cling to bliss, or peace, or indifference. When the self-centered motivation for living disappears, many seekers become indifferent. They see the perfection of all existence and find no reason for doing anything, including caring for themselves or others. I call this “taking a false refuge.” It is a very subtle egoic trap; it’s a fixation in the absolute and all unconscious form of attachment that masquerades as liberation. It can be very difficult to wake someone up from this deceptive fixation because they literally have no motivation to let go of it. Stuck in a form of divine indifference, such people believe they have reached the top of the mountain when actually they are hiding out halfway up its slope.
Enlightenment does not mean one should disappear into the realm of transcendence. To be fixated in the absolute is simply the polar opposite of being fixated in the relative. With the dawning of true enlightenment, there is a tremendous birthing of impersonal Love and wisdom that never fixates in any realm of experience. To awaken to the absolute view is profound and transformative, but to awaken from all fixed points of view is the birth of true nonduality. If emptiness cannot dance, it is not true Emptiness. If moonlight does not flood the empty night sky and reflect in every drop of water, on every blade of grass, then you are only looking at your own empty dream. I say, Wake up! Then, your heart will be flooded with a Love that you cannot contain.”
WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT WANTING TO CHANGE YOUR HUMAN LIFE ASK YOURSELF >>>
WHAT HAVE I ACTIVELY TRIED SPECIFICALLY IN ORDER TO LEARN A NEW WAY OF THINKING?
HOW I ACTIVELY PRACTICED TO SEE LIFE IN A NEW WAY?
You must REALLY CHOOSE TO learn to refine your thinking process.
Understand you can train your mind to slow down, but you have to take the time to be silent / still / quiet and PRACTICE self inquiry / self acknowledgement DAILY.
WE CAN ALL LEARN TO WITNESS OUR MIND WITH OUT JUDGMENT.
DEEPAK CHOPRA ON THE ART OF NON JUDGMENT PRACTICE
LEARNING MORE ABOUT YOUR MENTAL & EMOTIONAL HEALTH & HOW TO NURTURE YOURSELF IS A VERY VERY IMPORTANT PART OF THE SELF CARE PUZZLE. SELF KNOWLEDGE IS FREE. SELF CARE PRACTICE IS YOUR OWN UNIQUE CULTIVATION OF ACTIVE CURIOSITY TOWARDS YOURSELF! YOU CAN CHOOSE TO LEARN MORE AND NURTURE YOURSELF MORE EVERY DAY. YOU NO LONGER NEED TO BE BOUND BY THE VOICE IN YOUR HEAD. IT IS TIME TO LEARN TO TUNE INTO YOUR HEART.
ARE YOU IN?
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