I often receive emails along the lines, “How can I fix myself?” They never say it in those words, but that’s the gist. “I don’t feel the bliss, how do I get that?” “I’m not happy. How do I find happiness?” My answer below the break (huh?).
Where everyone (at least that I’ve met) goes wrong is that they try to fix themselves. They think that if they just meditate more, if they stop being so selfish, if they start eating right, if they just…. As I pointed out here, this simply doesn’t work. Fixing “yourself” is like trying to fix a story that exists solely in your mind (the personal self). It’s like saying to me, “Wayne, I’m dreaming I’m an ogre. Can you help me dream I’m a prince instead?”
All your troubles are in your head.
Or as Nisargadatta said…
“Nothing can trouble you but your own imagination.”
So how do you get out of this mess that is causing you such misery?
You step outside of the problem. You rise above it.
As Jed McKenna put so well…
The point isn’t to study and understand and cherish the bags of rocks we carry, the point is to DROP them (emphasis mine -ww).
Stop trying to fix “yourself.” See your personal self for what it is–a collection of thoughts–drop it, kick it away and–as your ego barrier crumbles from the lack of support–all your problems will vanish on their own.
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