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The Self Shining Through
Cathy: Hi, Ram. I have noticed something else this morning. As I was driving to work I felt really light, and it dawned on me that the reason was that there were no wants or fears present, and therefore the self was shining through!!!
Ram: That’s correct. Keep the likes and dislikes at bay and you will feel good most of the time.
Cathy: I tell you, Ram, I’m enjoying living these days!!! A while later I realised that I was caught up in thoughts about my family and whether I should contact my mother after receiving the first indications of life from her when my twin sister text me, “Mum is going to be at my place for two weeks from Sunday night in case you want to contact her.” Nice… My son suggested that I should text her right back with the message, “Thanks for letting me know,” and leave it at that, which I did do. Needless to say, with all the negative thoughts the feeling of lightness disappeared!!! Ah, Cathy, Cathy, she is always up to some mischief or other!!
~ Your grateful and ardent student, Cathy
Ram: The way to deal with your resentments toward people – which are just resentments toward yourself for being such a bitch – is to learn how to bite your tongue and just be polite with people. You do not have to set them straight about how you “really” feel. Just be polite. Nobody really cares how you feel, unless they are good feelings. Know what is unmentionable and do not mention it, no matter how eager you are to express yourself. They do not think you are nearly as wonderful as you do. They are not eagerly waiting for instructions from on high concerning their shortcomings. Listen to your son. It sounds like he has more brains than you.