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Soundings, Issue #42
October 30, 2014
News from the Unscripted Self
It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts,
beautiful swan from near where I live.
A Moral StoryOne day a monk was meditating when suddenly his face lit up in a beatific smile. He had just discovered the Truth.
Or, you could also say at that moment he experienced awakening.
He rejoiced. All his brothers in the monastery rejoiced with him. His angel guardian who looked over him all his life rejoiced too. As did many other angels and advanced beings from the Ethereal Realms. Then suddenly they looked and saw the man’s ego laughing. His angel guardian turned to his ego angrily and said, ‘why are you laughing, this man has defeated you and found the truth?’
To which the ego replied, ‘I know, he has, and he will now make a belief out of it!’
What's going on here?There’s a deeper truth behind this humorous story. Being awake is a bit weird and can very easily be turned into a thing, a belief, a system. A hard unbendable fact.
Now it’s every soul’s destiny to awaken.
But the ego will try to take anything (including awakening) and make it its own. When we become attached to anything, including being awake, it can come to define us, to own us, to be us. And there is danger in that.
So what do we do Eoin?Never see yourself as better than another person, that includes people who are clearly not awake. Equally be aware of false humility which can make people deny who they are. Too often I hear people say, ‘who am I to say I’m awake or be able to teach others?’
Well, who are you not to? You have no right not to let your light shine because that is from God. The light is the breath of God and she is choosing to shine through you.
I do not deny I am awake. And, for what it’s worth, I know you guys are too. If not, what on earth are you doing reading this newsletter and these web pages?!!
Now I know I’m not at the Buddha stage, or even where Mooji or Amma, and a few other uber-enlightened souls are, yet. I see awakening as a journey because that’s what makes sense to me.
So, rejoice. And even if your ego is laughing, fuck him, go ahead and celebrate the fullness and greatness of what you are.
We’ll see who’ll have the last laugh.
Hit the target.
Recently somebody on Facebook kept challenging me about why I believe in the things I do, and particularly miracles. This person obviously has a very narrow understanding of the word ‘miracle’. So I thought about it and suddenly realised maybe a lot of other people think this way too. After all we’re all a product of the culture we were brought up in. And in the past miracles were associated with heavy biblical stuff, and even magic. And so, voila, this post was born :)
Here’s a man who understood miracles, and how to make them happen every day:
Talk to you soon.
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