Hi enthusiastic ordinary guru seekers,
Mid-week enthusiasm? Seen any “unassuming gurus” this week? Are you paying attention? Did you know there are two of you occupying that body that you wake into every morning? Jennifer is curious about that (see below)
Hello Mr. Robert White
I loved your talk at Boston U. That was powerful. My roommate and I have been talking about it for the last month. Are there really two me’s running around on this planet?
Sorry if it sounds like a dumb question, Jennifer M.
First off, Jennifer, the only question that is a dumb question is a question not asked. Ask, ask, ask, and you shall receive what you need.
Yes Jennifer, there are two “YOUs.” One is the authentic “YOU” and the other is the false self. The false self is the “YOU” that you put together in childhood moments of fear and pain. You took on this identity to fit in and look good and be accepted.
This other self (the false self) is already defeated the moment you recognize its existence. You need not fight with this false entity that has stolen your identity, but just realize that you’ve won the battle by seeing the pretender for what it is. It is a counterfeit version of you. It never expresses your real talents and strengths. It is a matter of victory-through-realization.
Begin today, noticing when you feel playful and free. Also notice when you feel compelled to act a certain way. Take a moment to choose who you will be – the authentic self (playful and free) or that counterfeit self that pretends to be you.
Blessing to you Jennifer, Rob
Do you dwell under the hypnotic spell of being the pretender? Deliberately and constantly turn your mind away from the other self when it gets a grip on you. And if you think, “This thing about two selves isn’t true about me. I don’t have two selves expressing through me,” I suggest you think again.
Blessings & Love to all of you, Rob
Ps Becoming aware of yourself – your true self – is a big deal. You are waking up!