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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Spirituality: Necessary Suffering

There is a necessary suffering that cannot be avoided, which Jesus calls "losing our very life," or losing what I and others call the "false self." Your false self is your role, title, and personal image that is largely a creation on your own mind and attachments. It will and must die in exact correlation to how much you want the Real. "How much false self are you willing to shed to find your True Self?" is the lasting question. Such necessary suffering will always feel like dying, which is what good spiritual teachers will you about very honestly. If your spiritual guides do not talk to you about dying, they are not good spiritual guides!

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