“What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.” Eckhart Tolle
It is liberation, a true freedom from me,
Not freedom from the real me, of course, but from the one my Being watches.
My ego and mind work together to mostly cause me trouble.
They thrive on the pain and disappointment in life and are always looking to bring more.
The drag me down, make my body hurt, and
Make me reactive instead of responsive.
It is not only freeing to know that I am not that voice in my head
But is also guilt removing, it enables me to forgive myself.
For as Christ said on the cross, “Forgive them Father, they know not what they do”
But this isn’t to say that to hurt others and lash out in anger is ever ok.
It doesn’t mean that we can do or say whatever we want and then
Justify it by saying it wasn’t me speaking, it was my crazy mind and obsessive ego.
The above is especially true when one has gotten to the point of acceptance of the truth.
The truth of the true Being that is me, the one who watches.
Once that acceptance and truth is known and truly felt with one’s entire being, there is no going back. So now, when the ego and mind get the upper hand,
It is my responsibility to rein them in, keep them in check, watch them carefully and not allow them to take me over,
For not to do so would not only be a disservice to others but also a betrayal of myself.