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The Quest to Be Whole

Did you ever feel fragmented or compartmentalized, like you had to pick and choose which parts of you to be shown to the world? If so, don't despair.

That's the normal state of human affairs.

We so much want to be accepted or gain some benefit (e.g., profit) from our relations with others that many of our encounters break down into one of two categories:

  • we try to show them what they want to see, or
  • we try to entice them to give us what we want.

Either way, rarely do we let our hair down and show ourselves in our entirety, warts and all.

The Unfinished Business of Your Soul

You have come here many times. And during those visits, you have become so wrapped up in the dramas created for you to experience that you have perhaps forgotten who you really are and what you are about.

Even so, within those lives you have undertaken many threads of experience to examine certain issues from different sides, and in the process add your unique imprint on the collective consciousness of mankind.

Isn't It Time to Choose Another Way?

We can do better than this.

Everything that's happening now -- our personal struggles and sacrifices, the economic meltdown, global warming, even the corruption and power games played in Washington and abroad -- is allowing us to realize that what we've created isn't serving us very well.

And by seeing beyond the surface of the symptoms playing out to their underlying causes, we can choose another way.

What way is that? Well, that's for each of us to decide after searching inside for our part in the mess we now see.

What Is Our Responsibility to Each Other?

So many people are going through such difficult times. Losing their health, their homes, their jobs, even those they love.

What is our responsibility to them? Even if we don't have the ability to fix it, do we have a duty to try? After all, many of us feel compassion for them and want to ease their suffering.

On the other hand, we know that it is of their own creation (remember, we create it all). So who are we to interfere with what they have created to be experienced?

The Challenge of Awakening

Awakening to what we are is not usually a matter of an alarm going off and voila, we're wide awake. Rather, it is a process that begins at birth in our "first" life and continues until we complete our "last."

Each stage of that journey brings new challenges for us to experience and explore.

One of the greatest comes with the ego's expanding awareness of its other aspects (e.g., the soul or higher self) vis-a-vis its efforts to deal with the challenges of its life.

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