Monday, January 20, 2014

a word about the small self...

There is that within us, deep within us, which rises to the surface of our being slowly, giving us what feels whole and true.

And then there is the small self…the self that tells us stories about how bad things are going to be, how bad they were.

The work of those who seek to live by a deeper truth is to allow the small self to be what it is without engaging in its activities.

To focus, in this effort, is to set one’s attention on what is worthwhile, what comes from the deeper self, letting the small self move about in its stories unattended. 

The stories are so very compelling.  They pull at us.  Letting go of attaching to them can be very difficult, often seemingly impossible.

It helps to take moments, and then more moments, to observe the small self telling these stories.  Observing sets us apart from the small self, so that we are no longer lost in its stories, unknowing.  When we focus on observing this small self, its hold on us begins to loosen and we feel freedom taking wing.

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