|I must tell you that observing and being aware of ego has been very enlightening. I did not realize how much it controlled my behavior. It seems when I am angry, or anxious (afraid), or if I’m feeling like I’m better than others, and I acknowledge ego, the feelings dissipate quickly. I know that ego is responsible. It does too and doesn’t mind relinquishing control. It seems as relieved as I am. When I was younger (20-21), I told a teacher of mine that when I got anxious in front of someone, I found it hard to walk without feeling awkward. I asked her how I could overcome this. She told me to put one foot in front of the other. LOL
I laughed then too… but it worked! Observing ego has the same effect. I hope this clarity continues.
|The TrueSight Journal|
Jesus said, "I took my stand in the midst of the world, and I appeared to them in the flesh. I found all of them intoxicated; I found none among them thirsty. And my soul was pained for the sons of men, because they are blind in their hearts and do not see that empty they have come into the world, and empty they seek to go out of the world. But now they are drunk. When they have shaken off their wine, then they will repent."
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|A drunk stumbles across a Baptismal service on a Sunday afternoon down by the river. He proceeds to stagger down into the water and stands next to the Minister. The Minister turns, notices the old drunk, and says, “Mister, are you ready to find Jesus?”
The drunk looks back and says, “Yes sir, I am.”
The Minister then dunks the fellow under the water and pulls him right back up.
“Have you found Jesus?” the Minister asks.
“No!” said the drunk.
The Minister then dunks him under for quite a bit longer, brings him up and says, “Now brother, have you found Jesus?”
“No, I have not!" said the drunk.
The Minister holds the man under for at least 30 seconds this time, brings him up and demands, “For the grace of God, have you found Jesus yet?!!!??”
The old drunk wipes his eyes and pleads, “Are you sure this is where he fell in?”
|If you’ve lost your sense of humor…|
|…You’ve lost your way.|
What wine has made the world drunk?
In what ways are the sons of men empty?
What will they do when they repent?
|The spiritual quest is a journey without distance.
You travel from where you are right now to where you have always been;
from ignorance to recognition, for all you do is see for the first time
what you have always been looking at.
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|When the doors of perception are cleansed, things will appear
to man as they truly are – infinite.
~~ Aldous Huxley