Thursday, 15 July 2010
When you find yourself centred, and find the knack for staying so, and are able more consistently to return to being so whenever there's drift, your relationships change. You and how you relate both change.
When you are connected consciously to the centre of all things, you cannot lose yourself in the realms of ego.
You can have ego and work with it - which is simply to be present - like you have a body, but you are beyond it. You are watching.
Ego is a psychological body, and you are watching.
So when two egos collide, when you have relationships, you watch. You engage while you watch.
You sometimes lose yourself in the engaging and then rediscover the watcher, and that's how you grow. You grow into yourself, into your centre, which is the centre of all things. There is only one centre. And from here, you grow in relationship.
When you are lost in identification with ego and, in relationship, you are locked in a dynamic, you will usually spiral further out of control until you disengage.
Then you wrestle and wrangle in ego for ages before it runs its course and calms down. Then you start to see. Back in a centred space, you re-encounter grace.
When you live in grace, when you are increasingly centred, you relate as yourself, not the self lost in relationship.
The centre takes the circumference new places.