Monday, June 15, 2015

The soul feels and the brain complicates it

Truth is simple and open to all. Why do you complicate? Truth is loving and lovable. It includes all, accepts all, purifies all. It is untruth that is difficult and a source of trouble. It always wants, expects, demands. Being false, it is empty, always in search of confirmation and reassurance. It is afraid of and avoids enquiry. It identifies itself with any support, however weak and momentary. Whatever it gets, it loses and asks for more. Therefore put no faith in the conscious. Nothing you can see, feel, or think is so. Even sin and virtue, merit and demerit are not what they appear. Pursue any desire, it will always give you trouble.

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

How many times did you know it before even thinking about it? How many times you felt it, whether in the form of some sadness or as an excited shy giggle... We sense it, we feel it, we smell it before our brain tells us what to do, before chocking our throat to make us stop and think: what is the righteous course of action and where is the balance between what I want and what I should do.

It's an important question this last one. To think about what we want and what we should do it's crucial to be/act as a good friend, a good companion, a good daughter or mother, a good colleague or just a nice stranger. We must think about what we want and what we should.

But, before wanting, there's an impulse, an urge, an impulsive curiosity and that feeling is our soul telling us if we should/want to follow one lead or if should/want to ignore it.

Whatever the direction, then act responsibly and be clear to others about what you want and what you should do. Sometimes what we want doesn't match with our reality, what we want it's not what our dear ones expect from us, in that case, act as you should. We should always be honest and gentle in our words about what we want.

We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.

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