Points to Ponder: November 10, 2017
Detachment from ego…
Today we shall reflect on detachment from ego. Yesterday we understood that ego is an aspect of my self image. Our conventional self image is a product of body consciousness. Body consciousness can be defined as an attitude where our perspective towards everything else is an offshoot of the underlying belief that I am this body. Let me ask myself whether “I am a body” or this is “my body”? This is my body. I am the thinking experiencing being embodying this body. I am the one who is hearing every sound through the ears, seeing every sight through the eyes, expressing the ideas emerging in me through my mouth. I am the one creating thoughts and feelings and taking decisions. To compare with a computer, I am the software, this body is my input output device and brain is my CPU. Now, if I closely observe, all my identities are a product of my body consciousness. My age, height, weight, skin colour, gender, education, qualification, relationships and roles are aspects of this birth and this body. The fact is, I am independent of them. As I detach from this body consciousness and sit in awareness, I detach from ego.
Let me take a few seconds of awareness. I sit in the awareness that I am a subtle entity independent of the body. I am an energy in the form of a small star situated in the center of the forehead. I am separate from this body. I have a choice about what thoughts and feelings to create. I am independent of my surroundings. I am unique and totally in control of my inner world. I emerge my inner peace. I pay attention to the innate part in me that is completely peaceful. As I focus, the peace in me starts to grow. I am aware that karma done in peace is good karma. I am aware that my karma accompanies me through this eternal time cycle. I move through the day in this awareness and peace.
In Spiritual Service,