Let wisdom work

Desire and fear are signatures of the ego. As a pawn of life, ego constantly perceives that it is under threat.

by Katie Davis — 

A radical opportunity exists for all of us — recognizing the key to world transformation is an inner power. The question is, “What are we willing to surrender to let wisdom work?”

Ramana Maharshi, a revered sage of modern India, wrote, “By your grace alone, my heart lotus blossoms. Then, I will be immersed in the vastness of your bliss.” Such surrender is the flowering of basic goodness. When we realize that wakefulness is beyond “you” and greater than “me,” we beckon transcendental surrender.

Desire and fear are signatures of the ego. As a pawn of life, ego constantly perceives that it is under threat. It judges from its fractional viewpoint, embodied as inferiority or arrogance.

The consequence — resistance — intrinsically carries the imprint of time. Its effects flow into life as worldly conflict and provide us more occasions for suffering. The ego neurotically defends or anxiously protects its desired objects. Residing in future hope while abiding in a past perspective, the separate sense of “me” sabotages the now as it hungers for personal gratification. Unfortunately, true fulfillment is not personal, and it cannot be realized in the future.

Unequivocal surrender is a surface release, which matures into the profundity of self-realization. We unconditionally accept the nowness of life to be as it is. Through tolerance, the ego loses its reactionary nature. We rest, as timeless presence and darkness cannot prevail in the light of consciousness. The radiant mind mirrors the innocence of our true nature and we free wisdom’s work. This current will carry us to the joy of the ocean, if we will just let go and surrender.

 

Katie Davis is a resident of Maui and offers Satsang in the Southwest, West Coast, Hawaii and Canada. She is the author of Awake Living Joy: The Essence of Spiritual Enlightenment to be published in 2006. www.katiedavis.org, katie@katiedavis.org or 808-268-3300.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 25, Number 2, April/May 2006.

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