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Vasanas Jumping in my Face
Mary: Dear Ram, thank you again for the teachings last week. It made so very clear what is real and what is not and therefore what work there is to do. Since I came home I can see and feel where I identify myself with the unreal things like my bank card (oops, is it gone or did I put it somewhere?), work (I have to do it well and fast!), fears like, “I do not want that person in my garden,” etc. My vasanas are jumping in my face. Since I know now that is not normal, I sit with them and look until they are seen for what they are. Lots of work to do!
The texts at your website are helping me a lot. I discovered that I am just used to feeling fear and that I avoid many things. So now I am consciously breaking my habits, which keep this feeling of fear alive. That gives a great sense of freedom! Not pushing anything, I walk with attention and joy.
Today I realised that I have been so occupied looking for The Truth, that I did have a pretty miserable behaviour towards others and was not very loving and caring anyway (for anybody, including myself). Luckily, I am already whole and complete and nothing needs to be changed or did I miss something here?
~ Big hug
Ram: You are very welcome, Mary. Thank you for the lovely email. I am so glad that Vedanta is working for you. It is so true that spiritual seekers are often more self-centered than wordly people. They often isolate themselves and bite anyone who strays into their gardens. Take care of yourself and I hope we meet again in the not too distant future.
~ Love, Ram