Why Meditate: Ego again and again

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The ego always has something to lose and something to gain.

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Natural simplicity of mind has nothing to lose and nothing to gain.

It is not necessary to add anything to it or take anything away.

The ego feeds on dwelling on the past and anticipating the future, but it cannot survive in the simplicity of the present moment.

Rest in that simplicity, in the mindfulness of the present moment, which is freedom, the ultimate resolution of all conflicts, all fabrications, all mental projections, all distortions, all identifications, and all divisions.

It is worthwhile to devote a little time to letting your mind rest in the inner calm that will help you to better understand the role of the ego in your life.

This can be done both through analysis and direct experience.

As long as a sense of self-importance rules your being, you will never know lasting peace.

The very cause of pain itself will remain hidden deep within and will deprive you of the most essential of all freedoms.

Abandoning grasping at the ego and ceasing to identify with it bring tremendous inner freedom.

This is a freedom that allows you to relate to anyone you meet in any situation with naturalness, goodwill, courage, and serenity.

Having nothing to gain and nothing to lose, you are free to give and receive everything.
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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Laurie on December 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Merry Christmas 𗀛🌲

  2. happy, relaxed
    holiday meditations
    to you 🙂

  3. Thank you and same to you and all who visit here

  4. Posted by Jennifertem on December 24, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Feliz navidad.

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