"Most of our energy goes into upholding our importance... if we were capable of losing some of that importance, two extraordinary things would happen to us. One, we would free our energy from trying to maintain the illusory idea of our grandeur; and two we would provide ourselves with enough energy to... catch a glimpse of the actual grandeur of the universe." - Carlos Castaneda
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I love it. You have seen beyond the words into their deeper and rich meaning. Does it sometimes seem like a treasure hunt to you? In metaphor, I would say you discovered a great jewel.
I must be humble; if it was not for my comatose experience I would be lost...
connorj, I will re-visit your hubs to refresh my understanding of what you feel the comatose experience did for you.
I may have found this quite elusive treasure referenced as "rest to your souls" maybe not for ever though, maybe it was the proverbial "glimpse," then again, maybe not...
Letting go, that is a key.There is looking inwardly (to ego & self-importance) & looking Inwardly (to Higher Self & the greater reality.) Yes, I remember once letting go of judgment while soaking in a hot springs & suddenly nature bec
Thanks also, not just for answering, but for the energy behind your response.
I am able to respond to your answer which attempts to bite, without feeling anger or reaction in return. You have done a service. Now I am wondering, since life has put us together on this page, what is the root of your anger. Want to talk about it?
You assume I'm angry because I disagree with you. The fact that we don't agree isn't important. What's important is That Carlos is a second rate writer who wouldn't even be known in the northern hemisphere if God didn't have a sense of humor.
You assume that I assume. I am happy when people can disagree without letting it color the connection and would call that maturity. I acknowledge your opinion about Carlos & must admit that your choice of language still gives an impression of ang