Home' Nova National : Nova December 2015 Contents quality relationship with the self. I feel
this is the most necessary wisdom needed
today. The relationship with the self is
the first relationship of life but if it is
dysfunctional it pollutes everything else.
It is this dysfunctional relationship that is
feeding this crisis in the world.
When this inner crisis bubbles to the
surface we put many labels on it such
as stress, anxiety or depression. From a
spiritual view, depression is a mourning
for my true identity. I may have good
intellectual ability and even fulfilling
relationships but who am I?
We have created a culture where
everything important is on the outside;
how you look, what you wear, what
you earn and the title on your business
card. The result is a profound lack of
meaning and purpose, an emptiness, a
deep sadness in the core of my being.
How do we fill this inner black hole,
this emptiness? With busyness. The
frenetic busyness is a form of avoidance
or denial to look deep within to see what
is really going on. Busyness does fill the
emptiness, but only temporarily. The
back hole continues to grow bigger.
The one with spirituality realises I
need to return to my roots to understand
“Who am I?”
But is this easy? When I look inside
there often seems to be a jungle of
unprocessed thoughts and feelings. It
can be quite daunting, so I am tempted
to return to my old forms of denial by
losing myself in busyness and work
and perhaps hope it will all go away.
But if I persevere I begin to see three
personalities vying for power and control
The first “I” is the one that presents
a façade to the world. This “I” can
be very clever and can fool most. It is
so clever it can even fool me because
sometimes I start to feel it is me. This is
the ego façade I build up to protect my
vulnerable self. It is the “I” of superiority
that thinks my understanding is the right
understanding – I am right. I am better.
This “I” will easily criticise and find
fault in others and craves attention and
praise. But when it seeps into my feelings,
it is then I know this “I” is ruling me.
Whenever I feel insulted, disrespected,
undervalued, easily hurt or oversensitive,
know the “I” of arrogance is ruling me.
I have lost my inner sovereignty. The
emptier I feel the more I build this mask.
The second “I” is the vulnerable
“I”. Behind the mask, the façade, lies
a vulnerable and fragile self, fearful
of being exposed. This “I” can chant
the mantra, “I am not good enough,
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others are better than me, others don’t
want me, others don’t love me.” This
“I” is so fearful of rejection. This is the
“I” of lack of self respect or the “I” of
inferiority. Once again it is when the
power of this “I” seeps into my feelings,
that I know it is ruling me. I can feel
hopeless, inadequate, unworthy and
inferior. This “I” distorts my whole
outlook on life. It becomes a filter
through which I see everything and I am
convinced I am seeing reality. But in fact
I am being deceived by this false identity
I have built up.
So what happens? We swing between
the highs of the “I” of arrogance and the
lows of the “I” of lack of self respect.
Sometimes life seems very chaotic.
The path of spirituality begins to
connect me with the original “I” or my
permanent identity. When I connect
and taste the feelings of my permanent
identity it is like coming home to where
I really belong. I am a soul, I adopt a
body and act through it. When I forget
myself and think I am my body, this
is when the game of ups and downs,
fluctuating between ego and lack of self
respect begins. Becoming soul conscious
is the middle path. Rather than swinging
from the ego “highs” and the lack of self
respect “lows”, I experience the peaceful
calm of my eternal self, the soul.
When I meditate I see the soul is a
point of life energy residing in the middle
of the brain, behind the forehead. When
I realise the true self and experience it,
automatically I experience peace. I begin
to find some calm in the chaos.
Eighty percent of Australians
believe they are something more
than a body but are not sure what.
Meditation is converting the belief into
an experience. Spirituality is not just to
know and believe but to experience the
permanent self. The natural byproduct
of experiencing myself as the soul is
a deep and stable feeling of peace. It
becomes my natural state, not a fleeting
experience. I can carry it through a day
and amidst the chaos.
Once I am soul conscious I have built
a platform to communicate with God.
The aim of meditation is to link the mind
and feelings to God. God is seen as the
Supreme Soul, not just a point of light
but an unlimited Ocean of Love, Peace
and Power. I absorb my whole being in
the beauty of the Supreme and this loving
relationship begins a deep healing.
A loving relationship with my true
self and a loving relationship with God is
at the heart of spirituality.
Charlie Hogg is National Coordinator Brahma Kumaris Australia
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