I've struggled my whole life in working to please others.
When I came across individuals who, for whatever reason, didn't like me, that might call me names or different things to try to hurt me... that I used to let it get to me. I had a hundred people that loved me, but if one person was to say one rude thing, it just shattered me.
It was my ego that was getting hurt each time.
As i've come to practice yoga and learn its philosophies, I've learned that our ego is not ourselves. The ego is the minds perception, and thus it gets confused because of the influx of information, and data that is constantly circulating throughout.
in my practice, I've come to discover that myself, my real self, is much, much, much more than my mind.
It is the spirit of life that exists within me.
It lies in the center of my being, right next to my heart.
It has no ego. There is no ignorance.
And only bliss.
This is in me, this is in you, this is in everyone, and everything, all pervading, universal spirit.
and if you can,
find a way to connect with it.
for me its been the practice of yoga, there are many other ways. and i would advise you to find your own. yoga is a great path, its simple and straight forward. but its important for us to explore for ourselves and for you to discover the spirit within you.
Once there, it wont matter if there's a hundred people saying negative things disliking you, and only one person who loves you. Because if that person can be yourself, that's all that's necessary to survive in this world.
This is part of a new series I'm sharing here on the blog titled "Journal Entries" which features transcripts of some old voice notes I've recorded over the years. I hope that you receive this message with love & that it offers you what it is you need in this moment. Thank you for reading. Namaste.
With a newfound passion for life and a deep interest in the connection between science and art, this is where ideas develop and blossom and are shared with you, my friends. Thanks for stopping by and joining me on this journey.