By dropping everything. If I have to realize my true self than in that case, I have to understand the identity that I carry within, which gives me an illusion of my true self.
More and more you understand the truth about the identity, developed by your mind, more you will detachment from the identity of the mind.
Unless you look for something that is beyond your present identity you can never realize the truth of the self. Each individual savors the idea of God, Nature, life, or something that is higher than him.
It can be a father figure, role model, inspiration or anyone he looks up to. It’s not necessary that you believe in God, but even if you can imagine, anyone on this earth, bigger than your present identity than you are looking for nothing but the true self.
Ignorance never allows you to look for the highest truth within the self. Your very identity about the self remains small. Each individual carries a small version of himself, in his mind, and the time, he comes across the life beyond its identity, for the first time, he realizes how small he thinks about the self.
You are larger than life.
Your personality of your mind has been developed out of the experiences and impressions of your life, while the true self, is part of the existence, without which, your so-called personality, cannot hold itself.
Have you ever noticed that the personality of your mind changes with every situation, events, experiences, and impressions?
The only reason behind the changing personality is that it’s been created out of the external circumstances and whenever you experience the similar circumstances in the external world, your inner personality, has to mold itself, accordingly.
You cannot hold your entire personality at the moment, rather your personality shows up, according to the external situation and experiences of life.
You know, what allows you to hold your inner personality, within?
The true self is the truth, because there is nothing beyond it, to realize. With the realization of the self, you reach to an end. You experience something within you, beyond which there is nothing remains, for you to experience. The self-has nothing to do with your different experiences of life, and it doesn’t even change, with the changing situation, events or experience.
The self in you is complete in itself and is part of eternity, but to realize the self, you have to prepare yourself, to drop everything that you hold inside of your mind.
Remember, you never hold anything outside. There is no way, to hold anything in the external world. The only place, where you cling to things, is in your mind. Unless you understand the nature of your mind and the way your mind cling to things: you can never become free from it.
The life’s circle is not happening outside but within you. The realization of self is important because unless you know, what the truth is, you simply take round and round, around the personality, that you have created into your mind.
You have the self that is eternal. Your personality is limited to the experiences and impressions of your daily living. Your daily living simply repeats itself, around the acquired experiences and impressions of life. Even if you think to create something new, your creation too will be out of the experiences and impressions of the past.
With the realization of the self, you look at life from a different perspective. You not only look at life with the limited dimension, but your perception expands into the eternity. Your very idea of the self becomes eternal. You no longer hold the idea of yourself, that depicts your mind, but you experience the self, within you, which is beyond the grasp of the mind.
The realization of the self is an individual experience and cannot be borrowed or given by someone.
No other person can give you something that you already have. He can make you aware of what you already carry inside. He can remind you, about your true nature, but you are the one, who has to go through, the entire process within. The realization of the self is the journey within. It’s the journey from mind to no-mind state.
Imagine yourself holding no personality of your own. Simply plain inside your mind.
Can you stand to that, within you, even for a moment?
If you can stand within, without the acquired personality of your mind, you can take a leap to your true self. The self is realized only when you are ready to drop your acquired personality.
It’s not possible, to realize the self and then drop the acquired personality. Its only when your identity gets drop, you experience the truth of life within.
The life is possible without the past. You can always have a fresh start with life. Each moment millions of children’s are born to have a fresh start in life.
Do you think they know everything about life?
You too can become as fresh as they are, if you are ready to drop, the acquired personality from the past. Remember if you drop your personality, this doesn’t mean, you cannot make use of your past or the past gets completely wash out from your mind. It’s just that, when you look for the true self, your mind doesn’t get stuck with the repetitive cycle of life, rather you experience the life at the moment with absolute clarity.
Your identity wants you to repeat the same experiences of life. It only picks the things that you have experienced in the past. If the things are possible in the past, you feel confident in the present moment, and if you failed with something in the past, you try to escape, just to avoid the failure.
The life is perceived differently from the perspective of the self. With the self, your interest doesn’t lie in the consequence of the action, but you look for the process in everything. With life, everything holds the process. All the success with life is possible, out of the process.
The true self before getting into anything look for the process. It prepares the mind for the process and then runs the mind through the process. Once the process is completed, the self doesn’t worry about the consequence rather it becomes one’s with the process.
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After the realization of the self, you don’t lose your identity, and the identity still remains in you, but what happens is you rise above your identity. You experience life beyond the self. You figure out the ways to rise beyond the self.
What changes with the identity is the identification. The identity that identifies itself with the experiences and impressions of life begins to identify itself with the true self. You become what you identify with.
Slowly and gradually, as you go through the process of life, your identity shift towards the self, and the time comes, when no experience or impressions of life, can create a blueprint on the mind.
No matter what happens in your day-to-day life, you remain an observer of life.
The identity of an individual is developed when the subtle thread of the spirit, comes in contact with the brain. The identity is not developed in the brain, but it’s developed in the mind when it comes in contact with the brain. Your identity remains, till the subtle thread of the spirit, works through the brain.
Out of the spiritual process, the subtle thread of the spirit completely detaches itself from the brain, heart, and body, and resides in the self. Your individual identity too gets drop and what remains in you, is your true self.
The whole life along with the personality and different experiences and impressions are made up, into your mind.
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The mind is different and the brain is different. The brain is the physical part of the body, while the mind is the space, where thoughts and imagination get formed. You also have the spirit in the body. When you realize the mind as a whole, it appears in the form of subtle clothing that covers the body from within.
When the spirit connects with the physical body, it results into the sensation with the mind which is subtle clothing that lies in between the spirit and the main nerves system of the body.
With the spiritual practices, sages can detach the subtle thread of the spirit, along with the cloth of sensation, from the body and still remain in the body. At this time, the sage experiences the self, completely free from the things of the mind.