Learning to fight without the Ego

There is a Sufi story: It happened in the life of Omar, a great Mohammedan Caliph. He was fighting with an enemy for thirty years. The enemy was very strong and the fight continued – a lifetime of war. In the end, it happened one day that the opportunity came. The enemy fell off his horse and Omar jumped on him with his spear. In just one second the spear would have pierced the heart of the man and everything would have been finished. But in that small gap the enemy did one thing: he spat on Omar’s face – and the spear stopped. Omar touched his face, got up and told the enemy, ‘Tomorrow we start again.’ The enemy was puzzled. He said, ‘What is the matter? I have been waiting for this for thirty years, and you have been waiting for this for thirty years.

I have been waiting, hoping that someday or other I would be on your chest with my spear and the thing would be finished. That opportunity never came to me, but it came your way. You could have finished me in a single moment. What is the matter with you?’

In the eyes of the ego, self-esteem and humility are contradictory. In truth, they are one and the same Picture Quote #1 Continue reading

Why are you frightened of being alone?

Jiddu Krishnamurti“If you do not follow somebody you feel very lonely. Be lonely then. Why are you frightened of being alone?Because you are faced with yourself as you are and you find that you are empty, dull, stupid, ugly, guilty and anxious – a petty, shoddy, secondhand entity.

Face the fact; look at it, do not run away from it.

The moment you run away fear begins.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known

Questions are the answer

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Written By Satyendra Chelvendra

Ask questions and listen to the quiet voice within.

Questions allow us to gain clarity…….

….Too often we only ask question that we think we already know the answer to. It is immediately obvious that the person asking the question is already convinced that they have the perfect solution and are hoping that we will recognise that solution in the veiled question so we agree with them!

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https://www.giftofconfusion.org/articles/when-we-dwell-on-the-questions-the-answers-will-find-us