27 November 2014

Remembering True Self

Remembering that you have a True Self....I have come to believe that the most challenging aspect of the spiritual journey is the simple act of remembering that we have a True Self who, if allowed, guides our path with grace, compassion, and expectation. Remembering is easier when life is peaceful, but it is quite another thing to remember, much less call upon True Self, when we are in the midst of an emotional storm.

Leading an aware life comes from remembering that you are
the larger, compassionate, eternal and joyful True Self you dream of being ― not the small self your mind thinks you are.

No one lives 100% of the time from True Self. We are human beings after all, and that is the point: True Self loves our humanness. True Self embraces all of our humanness ― the good and the bad, the triumphs and the failures. When we open such compassion for ourselves, the flood gates of compassion opens for others. Then, as the Dali Lama says, our “religion” becomes “kindness.”

This is the difficult and long journey from the head to the heart. It calls for an awareness that is as fragile as a new shoot in spring. Until that shoot takes hold and develops strong roots in the fertile soil of the deep earth, our lives are lived, more or less, at the whim of the mind’s fears and desires.

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