Over the years of my spiritual and healing journey, I have observed the underlying spiritual ego rear it’s head in many different ways through, numerous philosophies and some ‘well respect’ teachers.
Surprisingly (or maybe not so surprisingly in a field of self development) the focus of reality seems to be based upon our self. You know what I mean? We say we need to take responsibility to heal the wounding within to ultimately shift the issues we perceive through the broken lens we view the world with. And that everything unfolding around us is some how related to us.
We shuffle through our trauma and pain from this life and perhaps past lives to find the break in our well-being. We get caught up in the dynamics of relationship, of our needs, our desires, our wants. And on it goes.
But what are we really healing and bringing awareness to? Are you really healing yourself? Or are you healing an identity that you equate to yourself which is really just the egoic idea of self?
What if it really isn’t about you? What if this you doesn’t even exist? What if all this personal development is a bunch of bs diluting the fact that it’s not about you. It’s not about the way you see the world. It’s not about your narrow-minded perception of reality. It’s not about your past lives. It’s not about your relationships. It’s not about your star sign, or the combination of numbers in your birth date.
There really is no you or me. IT’S JUST NOT ABOUT YOU!
In David Bohm’s words: “When the Self becomes the supreme focus of attention, we become unable to move and create in flexible and subtle ways that characterize the general order of the Universe.”
I believe there is an ever expanding, constantly flowing, unbounded vibration of consciousness in which we are a small fragment. When we identify with the self, the me, we condense this ever-expanding vibration to a muted note.
We must not separate ourselves from this expanding nature of reality. We must embrace the wholeness of all that we are and allow a consciousness that inspires our lives to be lived and expressed into form. We must acknowledge that we are a result of the interconnectedness of all things. We are all that is was or ever will be, but IT ISN’T ABOUT US!
In the end, the you in form are going to die. You are not going to be here but consciousness will go on regardless of you or anyone for that matter. Why not live from a place of eternity already? Why not let go of the self-help and become part of the movement of the wholeness of all things?
Albert Einstein said we identify ourselves, “as something separate from the rest – a kind of optical illusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening the circle of understanding and compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
Can you imagine what your life would become if you let go of yourself? Can you catch a glimpse of what the world would evolve into if everyone stood in the vantage point of wholeness and relinquished the righteousness of self? Is it possible to move from personal development to ‘embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty?’
I’m not sure. But I’m going to shift my focus from personal development to embracing wholeness and see what happens.
With Love, Matt