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Seeing the ego for what it is, is never about rejecting it or getting rid of it, for only the ego would reject anything, including itself 🙂 Love allows everything. Love recognizes everything as its emanation, including the mirage that is the ego. Seeing the ego is about seeing through all its shenanigans, and allowing them to just be, offering them nothing but Presence — total, unconditional acceptance, with zero engagement or validation. 🙂 Just as a loving Parent sees through the little one’s obvious mischief, and has a good laugh! And in such Light/ness, the ego and its finite expressions are naturally embraced and integrated ‘back’ into the infinite Self… allowed to dissolve, like every wave unfailingly does, ‘back’ into the Ocean.

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All feedback, whether “positive” or “negative” is always and only about the person giving it, not about the person/ situation/ event receiving it, and as such, it is ALWAYS valid, as it is their unarguable, indisputable experience! (All experience is valid and all experience is illusory, with ‘valid’ not to be confused with ‘true’ 🙂) Once we see this in no uncertain terms, it becomes easy to fully listen and receive all feedback without “taking it personally.” Which means, since every bit of what is said is about the person saying it and their completely valid experience, it need not be about us (the person/identity) at all. Paradoxically, if we hasten to fix or change something on our end driven by the feedback, it is a form of avoiding truly listening… and it is likely to be just a reaction to another’s projection (–our reaction actually arising from something not yet integrated within us–), instead of a truly realized and integrated shift for universal good.  (more…)

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Say, I encounter a person experiencing the circumstance of poverty, and an inspired action of assistance flows through (‘me’).

When I believe I am helping them because of their poverty, my action is conditional to their circumstance. I can then have accompanying “logic” (measurement/ evaluation/ labeling…) that says, I helped them because they are so poor, and my action makes a difference by changing something in their circumstance, and so I can feel good. (I may even have logic/ measurement that outlines how I could do better by helping a poorer person than the one I just encountered, or better still, develop theories and strategies en masse to eradicate poverty altogether.) Now there’s the birth of a ‘me,’ the doer, (and a ‘them,’ the done unto), and time is born too… it’s no longer purely inspiration (spirit) that flows as movement in the moment. Now there is motivation (motive). This is Karma. Ac/counting. Debit and Credit.  (more…)

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Does Self Realization mean that there are no ups or downs in emotions? Does it mean that there isn’t joy in connection with another’s joy? Or that there isn’t sadness or anger in connection with other events?

Well, what happens is that everything that arises and passes as events and phenomena and related thoughts and emotions, occurs as an experience, and at the “centerless center” of it all, is an abiding, unmitigated stillness, thoughtlessness and emptiness. A field of Awareness that allows, embraces and subsumes it all. And there is an unwavering, abiding realization that this void field of all possibility is the Self. The Self that is free of identification with the experience, while paradoxically, “living the experience” more fully than ever as there’s no resistance to it!

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Desirelessness — freedom from desire — is neither an absence nor a quelling of desires. It is, rather, the spaciousness in which both “wants” and “don’t wants” are free to arise without (a “me” that is) resisting, attaching or identifying with either. The “free to arise” and “free from identifying” are the freedom. So, desirelessness is aligning with and abiding in the infinite ‘I am’ that is the spaciousness for all of it, to be.

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A debate is, technically, outright structured as a “for” and “against” exercise. The one who “wins” is the one who is solid in argument, not necessarily establishing “rightness.” Simply as an art or sport alone, it has its merits as a fun intellectual activity, and can also illuminate via exploring polarities.

A discussion or dialogue, while being issue-focused, intends to build consensus for action. While the motivation is earnest, the motive is to convince and/or negotiate our way into an end, to some form of evaluation and decision, and eventually, action. In its end-orientation, it isn’t just about being with each other. And we miss seeing that having a motive at all — to convince, negotiate, impact or change (oneself or) the other — is a form of violence at the subtlest levels, and this is the very violence that scales up to gross violence when my wanting to change others fails. (more…)

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Look into the medical connotation of the word impact (as in “impacted teeth”), and it is the (com)pressing of two things tightly together. “Making an impact” is a subtle aggression on what is, with gross implications. It is an act of pressing against what is, and then in turn, becoming (de)pressed by it… the aggression we turn unto ourselves.

Being with what is, releases and transforms it anyway, without ever impacting a thing.

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