Monday, December 31, 2007

Transcending Narcissism

Narcissism is the postmodern psychological disease. It basically means we see life and all of our experience through the prism of the separate ego. The way narcissism works is that the event of experience itself automatically creates, at a subtle level, the sense of being special—any experience at all. The experience itself, whatever it may be, is not a problem—the problem is what the ego does with it. Around very intense experiences, the identification with and focus upon the separate self-sense becomes exaggerated. For example, when we experience pleasure or pain, desire or fear, the feeling of being a unique, separate individual becomes accentuated to a very profound degree as we withdraw into that isolated, alienated sense of self.

Why do we feel special when we suffer? I'm not saying suffering isn't very unpleasant and deeply challenging. But I'm just saying that we tend to feel special when we suffer. In a similar way, we tend to feel special when we experience pleasure or happiness. That's what the ego does. Is it possible to experience pain without feeling special? Is it possible to experience pleasure without feeling special? The truth is that there is only one human experience, and you are having that experience right now. It's a singular event; it's one process unfolding. When we make ourselves special, we create an illusory wall between ourselves and the rest of life. But when we break this compulsive habit, liberation is found in the recognition that whatever any one of us is experiencing is simply an impersonal expression of the vast field of our universal human potential.

Andrew Cohen

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What Cork Are You Floating?

It seems like such a simple little question, and it has such massive implications.

Our increasing awareness of The Law of Attraction clearly has shown us that “like energy attracts like energy”, and that we draw to us a vibration corresponding to the one we emit.

Pretty simple yes?

Abraham filled us with promise when they stated in 1997.

“Every time you praise something, every time you appreciate something, every time you feel good about something, you are telling the Universe, "More of this, please. More of this, please." You need never again make another verbal statement of this intent, and if you were allowing your cork to float -- all good things would flow to you”.

Pretty good posture for the New Year.


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Friday, December 28, 2007

97% Vs. 3%

I was having a chat with someone earlier today about why it is often so very difficult for folks to break free of habits and attitudes that no longer serve them. I explained it this way: About 97% of our thinking minds capacity is used to process stuff, thoughts, knowledge, awareness etc. that we already know. And only 3% is left to deal with new knowledge, information etc.

The 97% of our minds “already knowingness” totally dominates the new 3% that is struggling for air. In fact it really doesn’t want anything to do with the new 3%, and will actually work to destroy it.

It’s a lot like a dandelion, with all its beauty, struggling to survive in a crack in the concrete sidewalk. Oh, it could survive alright if left to flourish, but someone always comes along to trample it, or pull it out.

As humans working to build better lives, we should absolutely be aware that the 97% of our “already knowingness” with its corresponding ego component, will work as hard as it can to stifle the 3% that is working furiously to get our attention.

Our 97% “already knowingness” is what got us to where we currently are. If you’re happy there, that is wonderful. If however, you desire to be someplace different in your life, then give the new 3% some nurturing and lots of air. Care for it, encourage it, let it live. Your future could depend on it.


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