I did mention ego in the last post. I want you to just think of ego as what we call the gate keeper. The ego is protecting its realm which is our self, our physical being, the small self; and it allows passage, so to speak, as a gate keeper. Just imagine that in your mind a little gate, it swings both ways. Therefore, allowing unconsciousness to become consciousness, and allowing conscious and unconsciousness to come together in order for us to have better understanding.
Duality is potentiality and actuality. So the question is, what is my potential in life? To understand that, we need to move ourselves from what I am to life to moving our thoughts to the actuality. Who am I? I am that I am. I am what I hold in my consciousness. We say in yoga, if I hold no-thing in the consciousness then I am sunyata, no-thing. No-thing is different than nothing, you see.
Ultimately, we are moving in the bardo of life to a state of liberation. Liberation of what? Liberation from the suffering of the impermanence that can take place. We suffer as we move through change. We need not be frightened of that suffering, because we are moving toward the Self-actualization, you see. It’s a matter of bringing into balance all that we are, and releasing ourselves from all we have believed ourselves to be. That should make good sense.
We have, all of us, the female principle within us, Wisdom. The path that we must follow to that wisdom is the practicing of the teachings. That’s what we know, you see.
In spite of what you may have heard, it is not that we want to kill the ego, no. The ego is the antithesis of cosmic consciousness and ego. This is what causes us pain, you see.
I hope my words provoke you to reflect on how you live your life. We are far more complex than we actually realize.
I will stop for now. My blessing to you all.