It’s Always the “I” – Steve Beckow

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Noble Spirit Lion ~ Artist Andrew A. Gonzalez

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Itโ€™s Always the โ€œIโ€

Just as God enjoys the world through the senses of every one of us, so do I โ€“ who, like you, am that very God โ€“ enjoy the world through anything I become aware of.

When I identify with the mind, I use it to create through. When I identify and operate as the ego, I use that to create through. The imagination, the feelings, etc.

No function works except I operate through it, energizing and directing it.

Usually I remain quiet and just observe, allowing the facultyย  I created to make recommendations or the form I created to carry out an action.

But what is common to everything that happens in my life โ€“ whether I say it was my mind or ego or heart that did it โ€“ is that โ€œIโ€ am around, observing and directing the show. โ€œIโ€ am reaching the conclusions and making the decisions.

When I say โ€œNo,โ€ we call it me having a bad mood or being down, etc.ย  No, that is the โ€œIโ€ directing the show.

Or, another classic, we say โ€œYou made me angry.โ€ No, โ€œyouโ€ didnโ€™t. Itโ€™s always the โ€œI.โ€

When I utter a decision in a fit of anger, we say that itโ€™s my vasana (or the bottle) talking. No, itโ€™s the โ€œIโ€ talking, having identified with and seeing the world through the filter of that vasana.

Whatever filter it chooses to look at the world through, itโ€™s still the โ€œIโ€ that reaches a conclusion and decides to act. (1)

We tend to remove the โ€œIโ€ from the equation in favor of the body-mind complex. The latter may carry out the wishes of the โ€œI,โ€ but that doesnโ€™t change things.

It always has been, always is, and always will be โ€œIโ€ who decides to act, whoever or whatever form carries out the action. Upon this fact is personal responsibility based.

If what Iโ€™ve said is the truth, all other things being equal, we should experience a feeling of relief and release upon reading it.ย  (2) If what Iโ€™ve said is not the truth or takes us further from it, we should experience either no release or further confusion and frustration.

Footnotes

(1) The โ€œIโ€ could also dismiss the vasana but it chooses not to.

(2) Because the truth will set us free.

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๐ŸŒน

Gratitude & thanks to all artists & photographers. Any queries, please contact me, Shekinah

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