Be humble for egoless journey to know true self

Published: 18th May 2016 07:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th May 2016 07:02 AM   |  A+A-


A person who has ego always struggles for his or her survival. Such a person’s mind wants to think and make plans out of nothing, making an important ‘something’ with a disturbing meaning. As long as there is a desire within us to be something, we will be experiencing ego. This is because desires work in future tense and while pursuing them , we forget about the necessity of living  in now — the present. We must not forget a fact that everything we do has a consequence, be it good or bad, and that consequence works based on what we are. Hence, doing is merely a consequence of being. So, the moment we desire to do something in our life, for example, to progress faster, to be more successful or to be something which we are not…from that very moment we stop enjoying and start struggling.

So how does one tide over this complex paradox? Is it practically possible? Oh yes! By simply remaining in consciousness of one’s role in the world drama as a detached observer. There is no need to make any effort as such, as every situation that occurs, has a completion by itself. Humility gives us the ability to act and accomplish missions as a trustee and not with the feeling of ownership. This quality is a natural expression of someone whose ambitions are selfless and completely devoid of anger, greed, ego, lust and attachment. Humility means an absence of anger, aggression, selfish motivation or a hidden agenda. It is in no way an act of subservience or weakness but the characteristic of strength and power.

Let’s try to be humble, polite and embark on a journey of being egoless by being aware about our true self, accepting of what is right for the present and embrace change without any desire by being in one’s  natural state of soul consciousness.

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