What the ego is keeps you from loving your life and people. The ego is all that which keeps you unhappy, angered, frustrated, violent psychologically and emotionally. You must see this in you each moment.
You cannot be healed of your suffering, of your traumas, of your confusions, if the ego lies hidden and undiscovered in you. And many people, good people even, do not actually recognize when they are possessed by their own egos.
And it is why religions are pointless, because God is not found in scriptures or in any other book–ancient or not. God is your own decency, your own goodness, that vitality and inspiration in you to love and create; and this must be discovered only by you.
To discover all this goodness and strength born out of love in you, you must first recognize the obstacle you have, which is your own ego. We all have ego, but we all do not recognize it or acknowledge its existence in us. Get to know yourself each moment then.
Too many preoccupations and frustrations, too much anger and feelings of hurt; therefore, a great weight keeping people down and unable to be free of burden.
And in order to do with bliss and positive attitude, one must be free of burden. This is a must, there is no other way around it but to get rid of all baggage–whether it be friendships, family ties, past memories, and whatever keeps you in psychological and emotional chains.
What lies out of anger and sorrow…?? Have you ever tried to find out?? There is no death more than this, Trapped in one’s heated world, Obsessed by one’s disappeared bliss.
Who is the conscious man…?? The fool reasons in the storm, Like the pig wallows in its mud; But conscience is not in the storm, Because the fool remains mad.
Gods admire the bird’s passion When it flies through the blue skies, The one the fool lost in his sickness Because he banished his own wings– Is it worth, I ask, to live in bitterness…??
When one’s thought is calmed, There is no anger and sorrow; As there appears wings to fly free, As harmony appeases the storm, There the mind with angels be.
What are you seeking…?? Where are you seeking…?? Why are you being superficial and living in the comfort of your own dreams instead of actually changing and becoming aware of everything you do…??
Many people look for love, for God, for spirituality, for freedom, in books and scriptures, in rituals and prayers, in preachers and saints, even in money and higher positions in society; however, all this is irrelevant, they are missing the point and just going around in circles, being superficial and aggrandizing their own egos. God, love, and the rest I just mentioned is not found in a particular activity, or in some spiritual height or achievement, or even in some relationship with another; but it is found in each moment, in each activity, in every behavior you have, in every breath you take.
Is there a reason you are miserable, unhappy, or even a little hurt right now…?? Because if you think that there is in fact a reason, then you should observe the activities of your ego and find out why you choose to fill your mind with fear; and, furthermore, fear only fills your mind and confuses you because you are not aware, and because you constantly seek love and divinity elsewhere. You must begin focusing on everything you do, every activity, insignificant or not; be aware of eating, of walking, of working, of all you do. Keep a meditative mind all the time.
People tends to focus on the outcome of something instead of focusing on each moment, savoring and enjoying each moment, being there whether they want to be or not; in this process is where you find God, love, and the rest. Because all these are one, and so it is a process of existence, a behavior, a higher awareness of the present. The present is not of time, but the future and the past are; therefore, do not let your mind wander off and seek into the future, but stay with what you are doing in the Now.
As we live we fear what may happen, and we fear what was long ago, and we fear what we do not understand; therefore, the excuses are many and the fear we have grows and grows. Maybe new fears appear as we embark on new journeys, in meeting new people, new challenges and situations in our life, frustrations galore due to unresolved issues and dark visions of a future. We feel like everything is against us, and above all we become impatient because we do not see a way out or even a little bit of progress; but this is not us, whatever we are experiencing is of time, it passes, it is a trick from the mind however real to us.
Nothing can really hurt you and kill your hopes, “break” you heart and deny you better opportunities for progress; for your mind is the obstacle, and if you tame your mind and do not just react you shall see heaven.
By saying that you shall see heaven I do not mean that everything will be perfect, obviously; but what I mean is that if you tame your mind you can really get in touch with yourself and find that harmony and silence that you are deep inside. Once you are born, as you go on growing, your conscious mind develops, experiences that shape your persona, anxiety and stress become you, memories begin fear in you; but as you age only your humanity gets taken like this, that source of eternal energy that is you still lies within, immutable, perfect, wise, intuitive, connected to a higher awareness. You can feel it when you become silent and meditative, without distractions and without anxious thoughts, can you not…??
Each one of us has this, we are it, beyond whatever we suffer and live; furthermore, you must seek this within yourself and wake up to life, and see that it has much more to offer than frustrations and problems. When you see darkness remind yourself that light is there as well, it is the same essence or energy; but it is just a matter of how you look at it, either with a busy, overwhelmed and anxious mind, or with a faithful and meditative mind.
Nothing obscures and destroys the truly blissful life more than to remain in perpetual fear of the unknown–“What is going to happen…??” – “What should I do…??” – “How should I live life before my last breath…??” – “What is waiting for me after I die…??” All this nonsense, unbeknownst to many, cripples the mind and depletes our full energy for a more blissful life; for each moment is a blessing, and quite often we live in our heads and see only darkness instead of looking around us and seeing the beauty of life in a better light…
“Why do you fear the unknown…??,” the spirit said, “Seek poisons, praise material illusion, hate death…??” There was silence, the man felt ill, he felt dread, “Who is there?! I feel upon my ear your breath! O I am but a poor wretch of man in this darkness.” The spirit left from his hands, brushed past his face; The spirit was gentle, kind to the man, harmless, “Why fear death, yet hold my body with such grace…?? The human mind fears the very shadows it creates, For it allows not the reality of life to flourish in man. Life is all there is, so live, a continuous bliss awaits!” The old man began with some fear, he almost ran From the voice; but soon his conscience was lit, “I have wasted my life on silly trinkets and vanity. For I see now that my eyes were before very unfit. I see you live still, I see now with the greatest sanity That which feeds ignorance and strengthens fear.” The dark skies opened right there, the man then saw The moonlight upon himself and the spirit very clear; Nature called and its essence parted without flaw…
There is no more bliss in a human being’s experience that finding that Source of greater truth and love. That is the Source of very life, to be One with it, to shut the ego and its great delusions of fake love, namely attachment–desperation and desire which blinds. But, be wise, seek not love, not a woman, nor a man; but be love, rise in love within you, and then you shall become a true magnet, your energy shall be so powerful now that you attract without any intention of finding…
“O, Lovely Victoria…“
Lovely lady, I had found myself lost without devotion, Without higher purpose, without the slightest notion…
O, Lovely Victoria, a thousand deaths I speak! A thousand deaths I would experience for thee. Let me not to the marriage of our divine souls Be detached and lost, but deeply sincere be. Love is not love if attraction be only of flesh, If marriage is only of that which ages us still; For love, the truest love, is beyond the thresh Of argument and jealousy lovers do oft’ feel. The star guides us to a heavenly symphony, And caresses our higher conscious affection, And reminds us of our plays in glorious infancy When our love was just a dormant perfection.
O, Lovely Victoria, as I contemplate thine eyes I find myself wand’ring the mysteries of the most Beautiful and radiant Suns which do not blind, As my energy meets thy Source ever so close. Have this wretch of a man now lie in divine grace Of your presence which possesses the bridge Between matter and consciousness as embrace, As this soul of mine rises in love without ridge. Now I see that the youthful hue of your cheeks Embodies the deepest and most honest emotion, It shows this poor man divinity’s highest peaks; For I was lost, but now your love is my devotion.