KNOW THYSELF XXII: THE LEAP
Continuation of Know Thyself XXI “To Step Aside”
It is no longer enough to step aside and “see” oneself and one’s creations.
To be whole we need to rescue, integrate and become responsible
for the energies that the egoism of the personality
has usurped with its automatic conditioning and behaviour.
“The Leap” defines the end of the self-indulgence
that nourishes egoism.
INNER ALCHEMY teaches us to distinguish between the observer (a neutral state) and the thinker (ordinary thinking that reflects personal interests) in a continuous process of Introspection. It becomes difficult to do when the thinker poses as intelligent observer.
Thoughts weave together naturally, forming an automatic chain of progressive stimulation that seasons our life. We believe that they define us and that we control them, but they are self-indulgent, lazy, compulsive, sensual, obsessive and absorbing. They promise independence, self-sufficiency, and importance. Possessive and jealous, they construct a powerful self-absorbed identity that doesn’t leave much room for the free and altruistic consciousness […]