I welcome the day that takes me out of my head.
Not the kind of experience that makes you blur, distort or alter your reality by way of inducing some chemical agent. 927 more words
First of all, I would like to welcome you to a new section of my blog; Silent Thoughts. This section focuses on thoughts that I have during the day, thoughts that I would normally keep to myself but now I think it is time to start sharing them. 927 more words
It’s something that’s been on my mind for quite sometime (I know because this post has been sitting in my “drafts” for more than a month). 1,003 more words
This piece by a fellow blogger really speaks to me and makes me ponder. The unbalance of Id, Ego, and Superego can pretty much sabotage your life. How?! Wait, why?! It is sometimes hard to believe that a part of you wants to see you hurt, how can anyone fathom this idea? I too have struggled with certain views and ideas. I am not entirely okay with the way the world is. Due to this feeling, I have in the past closed myself off and did not want to partake in the world around me. I have lost myself before and the pain I have felt only made me colder and unreasonable in those times. However, I ultimately wanted better for myself and knew this feeling of inadequacy did not resonate with my true being, your true self does not want harm your way, thus I found ways of beating this mental inability. I find it extremely healing and therapeutic when I can honestly express how I feel, by putting my guard down and recognizing that I am not right when I am at fault. I know I will have moments of weakness, moments where I want nothing to do with life or even myself, but admist that feeling of pain I know is not the end because life is not about the concepts that humans create, is not about conquest, is not about thrill seeking adventures to help find pleasure and enjoyment. Life is simple. Life is being. Life is having choices! Any choice! Not the choices painted by society but the choices that you internally make shape you. My ego has stopped me before from opening up and giving others a chance to get to know the true me. My ego has critized, has made fun of, and has raged against any idea that did not sit well with it and guess what? -It only made me upset, made me feel incompetent, It did not make happy nor wiser. This negative shift in attitude only occurred because I was unmindful of my life in the present moment. I was too busy acknowledging past experiences that left me feeling sad and avengeful. I even let myself go by paying attention to everything else but myself in the now. Nevertheless, in the now, I am able to be more reasonable and lucid. I can learn from what I witness in the now. I am able to connect to the essence of my being because I am fully commitmed to the present moment, which is pure bliss. Eckhart Tolle put it best,
An essential part of the awakening is the recognition of the unawakened you, the ego as it thinks, speaks, and acts, as well as the recognition of the collectively conditioned mental processes that perpetuate the unawakened state.Folks the best way to check our Egos at the door is by simply paying attention to ourselves in the present moment. If in the present moment we are unhappy, we must know that we have a choice to change this feeling. Only we can determine what brings us rapture and what can bring us down. Only we hold the true key to our happiness.