Saturday, December 03, 2005

Water off a Duck's Back

"For I am the LORD, I change not." (Malachi 3: 6)
There are two types of individuals: ones living from the perspective of the ego; and ones living as the Real Self.

One who is living as the ego has a debit/credit experience of reality. If he wants to feel good he has to keep depositing "feeling-goodness" into his account. This involves doing something that makes him feel good; or someone does something that makes him feel good. As he withdraws "feeling-goodness" from his account his ability to feel good is reduced. This means that if he doesn't like what he's doing, or what others are doing around him, his account is in debit; he is back to feeling depressed, bored, angry or whatever until he focuses his attention on feeling good again, which puts him back in credit.

One who is living as the ego is sometimes uplifted by those with happy dispositions. He may also thrive in an environment that is full of joy and love.

Who needs to go through the roller-coaster of emotions when you can live as the Real Self?

The Real Self is naturally blissful. This Real Self is everyone's true nature. No experiences make any impact on Her; they roll off Her like water off a duck's back. Whether She is having a good or bad experience, as measured in human terms, She is always the same, blissful.

Being the Real Self no matter what.