07 Sep Escaping The Self
Life is not difficult…we are. Life is just living itself through us as the blessing of a deeper Way. ~ Siraj
When I was young and swimming in a neighbor’s pool, I swam down to the bottom of the pool and sat there looking around. Everything appeared blurry. When I came back up to the surface of the water, a friend of mine offered me some underwater goggles. I put them on and swam down again. This time everything was distinct and clear, and I had a whole new perspective about swimming.
While under the water I thought to myself, “This is how I want to see my life.” I came up and realized that the water would be my life and the outside of the pool, where everything was clear, could be the “way” one could see under water.
Emotions are the way the body (DNA) speaks to us. Emotions are the voice of our DNA. ~ Siraj
The source of our gratification (happiness) is the poison that kills our ability to know anything other than just mere pleasure. We appease the emotional body while at the same time killing the spirit within us that seeks the Way beyond all of this.
So…how can we live in this world and sustain the body in a healthy way so it can serve the “bigger picture” of this lifetime?
The body is to be used to help us “attain” to the Way and not to be allowed to fall off the path that seems so narrow to our emotional perceptions. Everything that lives within us draws to us that which brings us to the Way! We have many “vehicles,” including the human body, to help us along the path.
We cannot truly live until we realize that we are spiritual and that Love has nothing to do with our emotions. ~ Siraj
Why are so many seeking to escape the “self?” It is because the human self is so deeply entrenched in the human body and, hence, finds it difficult if not impossible to find any place to rest.
There is an emptiness, a loneliness, deep inside all of us that we need to explore. This emptiness is the portal to Love.
What we must all decide for ourselves is what kind of life we seek from our living. If it has to do with “want” or “desire,” we will naturally turn to emotions. If we have had our “fill” of all of this, we will read the Beatitudes and begin the journey.
Never allow the seeming pleasure of emotion to take you away from the bliss of the Beingness that lives within you. ~ Siraj
Many of us are simply so tortured by our emotional fears that we cannot recognize that it is our own emotions that are doing the deed. We blame the mind, but it is not really the mind. It is how we have made the mind subservient to our emotions that is the issue.
Our own hand has created this pain, this fear, as we live in the radical loss of Love as our reality. But what the human heart views as “pain” is the very blessing of giving birth to a meaningful life.
Be patient with all that is unresolved
in your heart and try to love the questions themselves.
Do not seek for the answers that cannot be given.
For you would not be able to live them.
And the point is to live everything.
Live the questions now and perhaps,
without knowing it, you will
live along some day
into the answers.
Only through Love, the state of inward Beingness, can we awaken to the Authentic and find the manner of our Spirit. ~ Siraj
To truly know the meaning of our life here on earth and the Karma we are living with that we have come here to fulfill, we must be willing to recognize why the human yearns for the gratification that it so desperately desires.
If we can recognize what we are trying to soothe, cover up or ignore through gratification…and then face it with the courage of Loving kindness, everything changes.
The antidote is to invite the Authentic into our lives to “break” our human heart. We are given “guides” in many different forms…and from time to time, each of us has even been one of them.
We are the Love that we deeply seek within. It is our pure Authentic form that is the essence.
First consider how much gratification you can experience in your life before it is too much
Watch how you gratify and observe which emotions are being threatened that require gratification in order to either rise or recede within you
Then decide for yourself what kind of life you seek from your living
Turn around and allow the human heart to break in order to discover the depth of Love that lives within all of Life and every person you meet
It is in the patience itself, in allowing the Karma to be revealed, that you find the Essence of Life