The Human Condition

Before searching ourselves for negative feelings, it is best to remember that these feelings are not our real inner Self. They are learned programs we have inherited from being humans.  Nobody is exempt from them; everyone from the highest to the lowest has or has had an ego.  Even the few who are enlightened had an ego at one time before it was finally transcended.  This is the human condition.  To be able to observe our feelings honestly requires a nonjudgmental attitude.
We first have to be aware of what is really going on inside of us before we can do anything about it.  As we let go of a feeling, it is replaced by a higher one.  The only purpose for recognizing and admitting a feeling is so that we can relinquish it.  To be surrendered means that we are willing to relinquish a feeling by allowing ourselves just to experience it and not to change it.  Resistance is what keeps it there in the first place.
We may think that some of the negative emotions are necessary to us; however, upon examination we will discover that this is an illusion.  The higher emotions are far more powerful and effective in bringing about the fulfillment of our needs.  Letting Go, ch. 18, pg. 268.

3 thoughts on “The Human Condition”

  1. Thank you for this reminder of how to let go–and with enough wisdom the why I should let go is contained in the same teaching. I look forward to the weekly email insights and only just now realized you were posting them on a blog. Many blessings to all who made this possible.

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