The first time I remember being aware of the “voice in my head” or my thoughts, I was around 5 years old. I was actually using the bathroom (anyone else have revelations while relieving themselves?😂) when I became aware of the “voice” and I then ran downstairs quickly to find my mom and ask her about it.
I remember telling her urgently that there was a voice in my head!! I also remember asking her- how do I know which is me and which is the voice?
I don’t remember her answer. But I recall the feeling of being lovingly cherished and respected. I know my mom listened deeply to me, learned from our conversations and encouraged my questions.
I still wonder sometimes, how do I know which is the real me?
The ego can take many identities. You lose one form and it cleverly latches on to another, trickier disguise.
One way to know is when you become aware that you were not aware. Or you become aware of judgmental thoughts- such as I am right and they are wrong, I need more, I am not enough...This is not the true self speaking but the false and transient identity- ego.
When I know who I am, I can walk and move, speak and extend myself with love. The true self responds, forgives, listens deeply and is joyful in the aliveness of the present moment. Every time we make a choice to align with this truth and with love, we allow more people access to their insight and to collective liberation.
#trueself #peace #yoga
Photo of an extended scorpion in Wadi Rum desert by my husband @ezrabaderman, thank you for supporting me. Thank you @aloyoga for the gear.