Allowing The Diminishment Of The Ego

“A powerful spiritual practice is consciously to allow the diminishment of ego when it happens without attempting to restore it.  I recommend that you experiment with this from time to time.  For example, when someone criticizes you, blames you, or calls you names, instead of immediately retaliating or defending yourself — do nothing.

Allow the self-image to remain diminished and become alert to what that feels like deep inside you.  For a few seconds, it may feel uncomfortable, as if you had shrunk in size.  Then you nay sense an inner spaciousness that feels intensely alive.  You haven’t been diminished at all.  In fact, you have expanded.

You may then come to an amazing realization: When you are seemingly diminished in some way and remain in absolute non-reaction, not just externally but also internally, you realize that nothing real has been diminished, that through becoming ‘less,’ you become more.  When you no longer defend or attempt to strengthen the form of yourself, you step out of identification with form, with mental self-image.

Through becoming less (in the ego’s perception), you in fact undergo an expansion and make room for Being to come forward.  True power, who you are beyond form, can then shine through the apparently weakened form.  This is what Jesus means when he says, ‘Deny yourself’ or ‘Turn the other cheek.’ “

A New Earth – Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose, Eckhart Tolle, p. 215

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After thirty years of teaching Inner City, Special Education students and forty-five years of metaphysical studies, I have decided to share my life's philosophical understandings on this wonderful website. For me, everything in my life has been a spiritual experience from being raised in an alcoholic household, to marriage and teaching, and finally caring for an Alzheimer parent. I have sought at least fifteen, personal psychic readings to try and assist me as a wife, teacher and caretaker. I want to share the wisdom that I have gained from following the valuable spiritual guidance from my inner knowing and from heeding the advise of channeled answers from trusted psychics. At almost 70 years old, I am writing, traveling and enjoying retirement in Florida.

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