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Our Highest Self

Getting to know ourselves means bumping into our HIGHEST SELF!

As I was discussing during the past weeks, the three practices that truly bring us happiness are developing our will-power, getting to know ourselves, and keeping God in our awareness. I mentioned firing up (tapas) our will-power and studying all the different aspects of ourselves (svadyaya). As we continue to examine our physical needs of eating, sleeping, desiring affection, and protecting ourselves against threats, we run into our mental world of hopes, dreams, and expectations for the happy life. Those thought patterns (samskaras) just surface automatically. We can’t help ourselves. Or should I say, our mind can’t help itself.