“Attachment to things drops away by itself when you no longer seek to find yourself in them.” – Eckhart Tolle
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“For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”
In today’s scripture verse, Jesus is talking primarily about the now – everyday life.
The lesson he was trying to impart was that we must let go of all of our attachments, all the ways our senses have been trained by our egos to lure us to satisfy their every craving.
We must awaken to the ways our egos and minds have identified with those attachments.
Note how your ego has taken control of your actions, luring you by concocting images of so-called “success” that are built on amassing more power, prestige and possessions.
All these things lead us to creating a false self.
As Thomas Merton put it, “My false and private self is the one who wants to exist outside the reach of God’s will and God’s love – outside of reality and outside of life. And such a self cannot help but be an illusion” (New Seeds of Contemplation).
People who spend their time creating this false self are forging masks and facades that will one day crumble.
But for those who let go of all the trappings of their egos, who do not identify with them, they will paradoxically discover their true selves and live the lives meant for them.
First off, we must awaken to all these attachments that will never truly satisfy.
Then, we must have a way to practice letting go of ego.
A meditation practice such as Centering Prayer will be very beneficial.
Now, allow your senses to indulge in each new moment asking for nothing in return.
Enjoy the pure bliss of the experience!
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