From Ego to Awareness


You may say that all this talk about mind and awareness is nonsense. And you may say, why bother and make a philosophy out of it, since mind is just the brain, or a body manifestation, and there is nothing called soul or such. You may be right; in fact I used to be a defender of such thinking. I was extremely impressed by the materialistic theory of Life. Well somehow there is some truth in this vision but it’s incomplete. Human history and human sciences, such as, sociology, anthropology and psychology, have all shown us, over and over again, that Man is not just Matter; in fact, Man is Matter and Soul, and by soul I mean the Self itself ; your nature, your very being.  Moreover, it is this “self”, which is the essence of mind, feelings, mood, emotions, conscience, character,  perception, creativity, morale, and ethics. Matter and Soul,  an undivided combination, is what constitutes the human being. Without this combination Man could not have reached the high levels of civilization and culture through history. This combination is harmonious by nature; it is balanced by nature, and once the harmony is disturbed, problems arise; that is, all kind of problems and on all levels, whether individual or social. The more you feed your Self , the more the balance is preserved. The more you feed your Self, the more aware you become, otherwise ego dominates. Wisdom is the food for Self, for Wisdom is the perception of the Righteous, the Goodness and the Beauty. The question is how could everyone be wise? It’s impossible to have a world of wise men and women, such a world would be platonic. Well, first of all, I don’t mean by wisdom the universal wisdom, what I mean is  a small part of it, a little drop of the ocean of wisdom. This little drop is enough for it contains all the substances and all the energy and all the freshness of the ocean. For example, if you have a tendency for music, then music is your little drop; the more you live with this drop, the more your mind and body become balanced and hence more harmony will prevail. Your drop is music, another person’s drop is poetry or business or science or medicine.  All of you will be enjoying this drop from the large ocean, as if all of them become part of it. You have to dive in this drop, feel its freshness, and the bigger your drop is, the more joy there is. You are aware now, the ego is no more.

 

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