Vector8 Journals

Thursday, April 28, 2005

When Loss is Gain

"If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire." (1 Corinthians 3: 15)
"But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ." (Philippians 3: 7)
If there is anything people fear in the search for truth of Self is the loss of individuality. People fear that to know one's true Self one has to give up one's history, one's efforts and one's memories; so you hold on for dear life to the ego that is making your life a misery. It is not like that at all. To lose is gain.

I have written elsewhere that being of the One Mind is like travelling by bus. You are approaching your stop and are about to press the bell but another passenger, who also wants to get off at the same stop, presses the bell. You know the driver has already heard the bell so there's no need for you to bother.

Pressing the bell when it's already been pressed is the equivalent of people who like to be in control of their lives, who believe they have their own mind. "I did it my way." They believe they are their personality self.

Of course, if no one has pressed the bell you're going to have to press it yourself or miss your stop.

For me, losing the small self is realising that my identity is the All That Is. I can therefore relax and let the All That Is do the work whether it is through this personality called Enocia or someone else.

A perfect example is an employer. He has a vision for his company and he employs others to carry this out. Each employee represents the Boss's eyes and ears. He can rest assured that his goals are being accomplished. The employer has expanded his sense of self to include his employees, his business, his clients, his peers and his competition. He has thus lost his little self and gained all

There is nothing to fear in the loss of the ego or the little personality. Loss is always gain.

I am All There Is,

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