How can we free ourselves from our egotistical needs?
It’s through a continuous analysis, and understanding, of the real motives for our actions that we can then eliminate these egotistical needs. By trying to identify, with great awareness, what causes us to act in these egotistical ways, our behaviour then changes gradually and better reflects the true nature of our spiritual essence.
What is an illusion? Is it not also something real? Does illusion not possess some kind of truth in of itself?
An illusion is not clear-cut, concise or permanent. Any authenticity that we give an illusion can only be temporary. This attribution has a beginning and an ending. What has no Essence only consists of a name and shape projected by our minds. When we truly examine and understand how these unrealities come to be, our minds cease accepting them as truths. Our minds then engage on a path leading to a higher truth; a reality that surpasses anything that can be expressed by words or is composed of shapes.
How do we put an end to our fears?
Our fears end when we realize that all our feelings are internal; an object, person or action that produces a feeling of fear, cannot really touch or affect us, other than how we perceive it through us. This may seem like just a detail but a true understanding of this idea supresses our fears because we understand that everything that appears on the outside, in this world, is projected by our own selves. Every time we are a little more aware of this reality, freedom from our fears increases.
What decisions must we make to attain enlightenment?
Enlightenment is a destination, the direction in which all of humanity is headed in. Life is nothing more than a flow in which every experience leads to enlightenment. Whatever we do, whatever choices we make, the necessary experiences lighting our way, will take place. The only significant decision we can make throughout this whole process is to be aware of the self-imposed resistances made by our conditioned minds, and to free ourselves of these, so that clarity fully comes through.
What remains of our ‘person’ once we let go our ego?
Spirituality is essentially about recognizing what shapes and feeds our ego. Spiritual evolution engenders the process of the deconstruction of the ego, and we therefore experience detachment from our egotistical needs, and we rid, layer by layer, all that we consider as our personality. Each time we recognize a new layer, we free ourselves from what it entails. What is left then, of ourselves? I would say that for each layer of the ego that disappears, more and more love appears.
When can we expect to meet our spiritual partner, and what exactly happens when we do?
Life is a constant search for love and every sincere and real relationship is established with this intention. Together with our partner, we create certain conditions in our lives in which the discovery of love can be realized in a more pronounced way. Once we have overcome obstacles and fully understand the lessons of every one of our relationships, we are offered a great opportunity; meeting our twin soul. This reunion will then bring about radical changes to all that structures our individuality, and our whole “person” undergoes a metamorphosis. We then witness a profound change in our mental habits, thoughts, feelings, fears, desires and intentions.