Do I despise myself?
"That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves." ~ Charlie Chaplin
Quotes van bekende personen met commentaar van Diederik Wolsak (Choose Again)
"Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay." ~ Krishnamurti.
The ego knows that what I want is the Eternal and so it drags in shabby substitutes to provide me with the illusion of eternity. Tradition is just one of many clever ideas it presents. Eternity, however, is free of all form, totally abstract.
"I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it. I'm going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn't any Narnia." ~ C.S. LEWIS
So often someone has a struggle with the idea of being 'unchangeably innocent' ("look at the evidence, I must be guilty"), we ask: how would it feel if it were possible that innocence and love were your essence? "Great!" Well then go with that. Both are just ideas, choose one that makes you feel fantastic for now till the truth becomes undeniable.
"What if I should discover that the poorest of the beggars and the most impudent of offenders are all within me; and that I stand in need of the alms of my own kindness, that I, myself, am the enemy who must be loved -- what then?" ~ JUNG
What then? Well, then, I start looking at and transforming all the reasons I consider myself 'the enemy'. Those reasons are the foundation of the enmity: I made them up, I have to 'unmake' them. They are always and totally insane. I am unchangeably loved and unchangeable Love.
The "right" way?
"If I know the way home and am walking along it drunkenly, is it any less the right way because I am staggering from side to side!” ~ TOLSTOY
Never, ever, ask the ego how you are doing. You are on your way home and that, in itself, is perfection.