20 Feb The Teacher is Within – February 21 2019
Posted at 19:42h in Daily Thoughts
Ultimately, you are your own Master. There is no other. A teacher can help you understand this point. If you do, then you are free. My job is to tell you that your teacher is in you.
Most of us know ourselves by the assets of our ego. Our age, gender, sexual preference, race. Our partner, kids, job, pet, home, car. Where we are from, who did we vote for, our thoughts, our feelings. Our opinions on the world, the people in it, their behavior, the way they drive. What we want, what we need, how we are different, how we are the same as.
All of these qualities swirl together to form our identity.
We arrange and rearrange these elements in an attempt to find happiness, in the attempt to structure a self that is live-able. Every once in a while we pass through a moment of comfort and happiness, or a day or even longer. But the things we are building our identity on are guaranteed to change. (I’m older now than I was when I began writing this…)
The Self underlies all this. It is the Truth of what I am. The underlying Truth of all consciousness. It is that which never changes, which always wants my highest good. This Self will unerringly guide me in the direction of my greatest evolution. All I need do is ask.
Today I will step out of thought and opinion, out of self-centered fear, and allow myself to settle into the Truth of what I am. I will let go of my need to know and control, that I may allow the teacher within to show me how to live. How to love.
Sri M, Walk of Hope, Uttar Pradesh, India