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Excerpt from Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic about the Ego…….

I would like to share this with you – I found this really interesting. I highly recommend reading this book. I learned loads.

“the ego can be very clever at making us think we need all sorts of things that we don’t, and these things do nothing but distract us from our innate sense of peace and contentment. It is this on which so much of our economy is built. Although we are told we live in a capitalistic society, we really live under commercialism. In capitalism, people produce buy and sell products based on supply and demand. The demand part of the equation is supposed to be about need.

Under commercialism, the same equation is used, but consumers are made to think they need things that they really don’t. This causes them to work harder, spend more and earn less. This dynamic not only serves large corporations, but it also serves the egos.

The ego loves to keep us looking for peace in places where we will not find it. As long as you believe you can find peace in a faster car or a better stereo system, you will continue to look for peace but never find it. When you do this, you are damning yourself to a life of wondering in the dark, feeling around for something that is not there.”

Taken from:

An old Indian Mantra………

I got this from Mahabharat – something my Dad used to watch. Its a very old series to teach on morality and principals.

The Swan Flies On Two Wings

The Wing Of Knowledge and

The Wing Of Action

If It Only Had One Wing, It Would Be Of No Use

Beause Flight Would Be Impossibe

Wonderful Quote….

I AM NOT MY BODY

I AM NOT MY THOUGHTS

I AM NOT MY EMOTIONS

I AM THE WITNESS AND OBSERVER

Taken from Yoga and the path of the urban mystic by Darren John Main – fabulous book I am reading at the moment.

“How do we practice presence around difficult parents?”

Ram Dass once said, “If you think you’re so enlightened spend two weeks with your parents.” Eckhart helps us practice presence with mom and dad.

I personally found this a great help for me right now………..

Chakra Meditation Balancing & Healing……..

Just did this….liked it….wantd to share……….

Do you know where God is?

From www.spiritlibrary.com – Like this article…I had a similar personal realisation recently….

Let’s explore something really fascinating this week. Let’s look at the place in the universe in which God resides; the location in which God exists. Many people believe that God is everywhere, but do not believe that God resides inside of them. They may say this out of humility, but actually it is the height of arrogance to imagine that God exists everywhere in the Universe except in you.

That would make your body, mind, and soul pretty exclusive real estate.

If we accept, on the other hand, what even traditional religions say: that God is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the All-In-All, then we must necessarily conclude that God exists in us.

This is a big conclusion, because if it is accurate (and it is), we come upon a most intriguing and significant inquiry: Where in us does God exist? In our little finger? In our big toe? In our brain? In our heart? In our soul? (Do we even have a soul?) (Yes.)

The answer: if God really is the All-In-All, the Alpha and the Omega, than there can be nowhere in us that God is not. In fact, there is nowhere in anything that God is not. God is everywhere, and is made manifest in everything.

This brings us back to the Unspoken Truth. If God is everywhere in you, if there is nowhere in you that God is not, then God is you.

And everything else.

Once you understand this, you cannot imagine that life is about “you” ever again. Not in the sense of “you” having to be, do, or have anything in particular in order to be happy. Not in the sense of you “needing” anything, or requiring anything, in order to survive.

Living in this truth makes it extremely difficult to be “caught up” in the minor daily “dramas” of life as it is currently lived by most people on the earth, and provides a fresh perspective on the really major tragedies and turmoil of our species.

For 50 years I was living a case of mistaken identity. I thought I was separate from God. Now I know that this is not true, and that God and I are One. This does not mean that “I am God” in the arrogant sense of those words. This means that “I am what God is, and God is what I am.” This means that I truly have been made in the image and likeness of God!

And so have you.

On a strictly personal level, this means that you have no need for anything at all, and so you can drop all of your personal day-to-day “dramas” right now. Since you are everything you could ever imagine that you need or desire, what is there to be agitated about?

You desire love? You are love. You desire abundance? You are abundance. You desire compassion, forgiveness, understanding? You are compassion, forgiveness, understanding.

You may not experience that you are these things if you have been living a case of mistaken identity, yet the fastest way to experience that you are these things is to be these things. And the fastest way to experience yourself being these things is to give these things away. For it is in the giving that you realize and multiply the having, and it is in the having that you experience and expand the being, and it is in the being that you embrace and express the knowing of Who You Are-and this is the purpose of all of life.

These are understandings that, once truly embraced, can alter your experience of life forever.

Love and Hugs,

Neale

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