The more our personality fades away, the more our true self radiates.
When we spoke to Clare on Skype after the accident, Clare was gone. Gone! Here was a new, shining being. Her behavioral patterns, the lingering ones that were still there, were gone.
She wrote today and said, “I have realized that … I had adopted what my mother had told me, over and over, that the main thing in life is to develop a personality.” And she said, “The conditioning was even stronger than my catholic conditioning.” The main thing is to have a personality.
Now, this is to do with wanting…. It is to do with the function of the brain which is designed to keep you safe, secure and predictable. And to do that, you have to develop yourself and, in a way, fix yourself. It’s just the opposite of waking up. It’s just the opposite of consciousness.
And Clare, she said, she’d realized that that’s what she’s been trying to do, unconsciously all this time, even although we said it to her, over and over. People say things to you, over and over, that they see, and … you hear it, but you don’t listen. You don’t let it in. Listen! When people say … Listen! Even when people don’t say anything, until you…. Listen! When the dog barks, listen! Listen! And allow it in. Dare to let it in!
Your conditioning will scream. It’ll fight, “No. Don’t do that! We’ve got to stay safe, secure and predictable. I’ve got to keep looking at the past. So, I can keep you safe in the future.” But if you notice, it’s not working. If you have any unhappiness, any sort of thing in you that you’re not happy with, it means, you’re still resisting. Let it in! Allow! As Zen says, “Every second is the first second of your life.”
Be … here … now … every