Monday, December 4, 2017

Ego or divine light: Choose

The moment you are empty of yourself, you are full of God. Both cannot exist together, remember. Remember again and again: both cannot exist together: it is either you or God. And it is the foolish person who chooses himself. Choose God: disappear as an ego. Forget yourself as an entity separate from existence, and in that very disappearance you are reborn. It is a very paradoxical state: the moment you are empty of yourself you become full, and full for the first time, overflowingly full, inexhaustibly full. The ego is just a shadow, it has no substance. It is a dream, not a reality. Drop the shadow so that you can attain the substance. Drop the false so that the real can be attained. All that I teach here is how to be empty of yourself so that you can be full of God. And the fullness is fulfillment.

Osho. First in the Morning: 365 Uplifting Moments to Start the Day Consciously, p.3

It is written in A Course In Miracles: "Now must you choose between yourself and an illusion of yourself. Not both, but one. There is no point in trying to avoid this one decision. It must be made. Faith and belief can fall to either side, but reason tells you misery lies only on one side and joy on the other." T-22.II.6:6-10

Basically it comes down to God's will or your own. Only the foolish would choose their own when they could enjoy the whole cosmos.


  1. Thank you for this. It makes the choice clear. I keep thinking I know better and can do for my self, thank you very much, but then I get into the same old shit over and over again. Having been beat up I now realize that, as they say in AA, my life is unmanageable. Surrendering to the Higher Power is the answer. It is a relief to be honest with you.

  2. That's what advent is all about. A period of time to clear away the clutter and obstacles to our awareness of God's presence. This requires the rising above of the bull shit. Kevin, you are on the right track. It is not a surrender as much as a liberation. All the best.