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The Boundaries of Your Mind’s Fullness June 3, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Mindfulness, People, Spirit & Ego.
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vanarsdel7The Ego-Self is a projection of how we perceive ourselves vis-a-vis others.

An ever-changing paper mache mask.

The Spirit-Self is who we are underneath it all . . . our ever-constant unchanging essence.

The Self that never ages, no matter how many birthdays we celebrate.

Allowing the Ego-Self to have its way is akin to putting a toddler in charge of your life with all its incessant demands.

Gimme!  I want!  No!

Following the Spirit-Self, in contrast, leads to compassion, kindness, and a desire to help others.

If someone is trying to “find themselves” in order to bolster up the Ego-Self, it’s rather a waste of time since that “self” is merely a projection.

No more “real” than an actor playing a role.

IMGP2584bIf someone is trying to “find themselves” in order to uncover the essence of who they are at the core . . .

Underneath all the layers and labels and masks . . .

If they want to experience oneness with “all that is” . . .

That seems a rather valuable use of the limited time we have here.

No matter where we are in life, no matter what roles we are playing (from caregiver to bank executive to hippie), we find our true self by looking within.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Quote to Ponder:  When we understand who we really are, we free ourselves from the illusions that hold us back.

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Artwork by Maitte Van Arsdel ~ available at Island Gallery West.