We want everybody’s approval about our image

Questioner: I like this part about the Doer and think sometimes (that) I am also doing it out of ego. So my ego also wants like I am also interested in the appearance of the creator, so basically I am most of the time wasting energy in appearance ‘ki mai kaise dikhunga’,(eng-How will I look?) like equally important ‘meri image se kya fark padta hai? (eng-What difference my image will make?)

Rajee – Actually it is true, but at the same (time) I want to say that as long as you enjoy the image there is nothing wrong actually but remember the cost of it, the cost will be conflict.

Questioner: This is exactly what I understand.
Rajee – There is nothing wrong in living because mostly what happens is that we are living, maintaining our image. A lot of investment going in it, and still we want life to be happy or we want everybody’s approval about our image that everybody should accept me and respect. And this is not going to happen anyway. Even great Gods’ men came, they were not accepted, because it is a matter of taste, it is a matter of opinion and judgment. Not everybody can give judgment in favour of you that, ‘Hey! you are the best guy happened in life’. So it is going to be a conflicting state always, like there will always be one man who will not like you (Rajee laughs) even if the whole world likes you. And that one man will be heavier for you than anybody else who likes you, this is the ego problem – why this guy does not like me, why everybody likes you, particularly if “everybody likes me” let’s say “one million people like me, why this guy does not like me?” It will pinch you more now because it has capacity to puncture your balloon of image and you will sense that I am not safe as long as this guy is outside of the balloon. (But) Because you are pure intelligence, you can sense much more than you can imagine right now, it is just that you are busy that you don’t experience or exercise your full intelligence and power.

I mean I don’t say that change anything, I say “See Clearly” this is what it is. Then you know what is the cost of it. The desire to be other than what’s happening is coming from this mind which is not mature -(eg) I want ‘chai’ but I don’t want to have acidity. So this is our problem, not seeing things as they are. See everything as it is and be happy.

Anything else you want to say, please you can say.

Questioner – I like this idea about this let-go. I’m still wasting my time worrying about my image

Rajee – Yes, yes, yes, I mean the good news for you is that you have already started sensing it. It is good news. Most of the people living on Earth are not even aware that they are not Aware, are not even conscious that they are not Conscious. Like, they don’t know what it means to be conscious and without being conscious you cannot experience life so they are conscious but they are not as much conscious that they can be, that is what I mean.

Their consciousness is like a power that they have, not the reality that they are. So (for the) rest of themselves, it is like, what is ego? It is the unconscious base from where you are living life and obviously to live life you need consciousness, so it has consciousness but it has only one directional consciousness not this direction (Rajee pointing towards Self). So the base remains in darkness, center remains in darkness from where you live and when center also gets enlightened, it’s amazing. Life is like both ways, like a Two Headed Arrow of Awareness through and through all included and everything is very nicely flowing.

At any point of time anyone of you feel any conflict when you are nicely resting in Yourself, don’t pick up this idea that there is a problem. If you feel conflict just stay, Just Stay and See what’s going on. Because who is experiencing conflict right now? “I am experiencing”. “I am” means what? It is actually life experiencing conflict, life will solve it. You don’t move and then see what happens. This is the state of, you can say, “Let-go” which is like a state you have created out of understanding and beyond that is our natural state which is not even let-go state, it is like let-go activity all inclusive.

(Excerpts from Spontaneous Meetings, Pune)

 

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