Tag: ego

Enlightenment and Spending Time with Family

For everyone spending time with the Fokkers this year. This is a re-post and reminder just in time for Christmas and New Years. ☯︎☮︎☯︎☮︎☯︎☮︎☯︎☮︎☯︎ “If you think you are truly enlightened, go and spend a week with your parents.” ~ Ram Dass I laughed…

Inflicting Pain and Forgiveness

This is a repost for all those struggling with pain and forgiveness. When the pain eases we can see more clearly.  If I were to ask you “Do you go around inflicting pain on to others?” Most of you would answer with a vehement…

Inspiration – Eckhart on ego

“If you consider the ego to be your personal problem, that’s just more ego.” ~ Eckhart Tolle Smiling …. After all, my ego is much bigger problem compared to yours! Today, let go of taking things so personally and let your ego take a…

I Can’t Do This!

Have you ever told yourself “I can’t do this! I want to, but I can’t. I am too stressed, worried, anxious, afraid, distracted, angry, irritated …. and anyway, there isn’t enough time!” This  is EXACTLY the time you should consider doing it. Pay attention to…

Authentic Being

  “When you don’t play roles, it means that there is no self (ego) in what you do. There is no secondary agenda: protection or strengthening of your self. As a result your actions have far greater power. You are totally focused on the…

Refection – Being Strong

I have become a Strong Independent Person. Its something that others admire. I also admire in others… and in myself. This knowledge assures me, and it feeds this part of me. We have become quite attached to each other, SIP and I. As long…

Opinions about Opinions

When I was young I wanted to be grown up and have opinions. I believed that adults with opinions knew what life was about. And that’s what I wanted. I wanted to know things and feel secure in that knowledge, rather than being unsure and…

Steady Awareness

“In the light of calm and steady self-awareness, inner energies wake up and work miracles without effort on your part.” ~ Sri Nisagardatta Maharaj And so the path begins. Being aware is the first step to bring about transformation from stress and anxiety, and…

Life is like … a yoga class

There is a belief  that many of us hold, that we have to progress or strive in life. We get meaning from meeting challenges and achieving our goals. But is this the truth? Recently, I taught a Mindful Hatha yoga class with the intention…

Missing Out on Your Own Happiness

“In humility is the greatest freedom. As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is so important, you lose your peace of heart… As soon as you take yourself seriously and imagine that your virtues are important because they…

Capturing the World

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” In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself. It will be a permanent Self, rooted in awareness and creativity. Once you have captured this you have captured the world.” ~ Deepak Chopra…

Reflection – What You Resist You Become

  Whatever you resist you become. If you resist anger, you are always angry. If you resist sadness, you are always sad. If you resist suffering, you are always suffering. If you resist confusion, you are always confused. We think that we resist certain…

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