“For to die is gain .. For when we die, death no longer has dominion over you ..dying to the law ..in order that we may bear fruit …But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code .. and the life which I now live in the .. I live by faith ..” Different verses in The Bible
So yesterday I died .. to self as I know me. Yesterday, not in the day before today but in the psychological description of a time and life as I have always known and lived, a yesterday as defined by societal definitions, laws and ways of life and being. Yesterday I chose to die, because I realised that its the only way to have the life I want to have, that dying to what I know is the only way I can embrace the life that is trying to push through.
Ever since I have embarked on this start-up entrepreneur route, so much challenged me (my-self) and so much more that I also demanded from my-self. I realised though that the life I used to live before this journey needs to die. The self as I know it, needs to die.
Self is defined as self-pride, how I am known as in the impression I may have lived out and given to people in my portrayal of “me”, self as in my personal ego and sense of self importance. All of these, needed to die. I need to die so that a new person can come out, a new life.
Wikipedia defines self as ones perception, emotions, nature, desires, character, thoughts etc
When you embark on a journey of following your purpose or dreams or any journey that requires that you to wade through against societal norms; one can no longer live a life of “what will people think of me, what if they don’t like me, what if I fail, what if I do not make it, what if I lose everything I am known by, what if I don’t make …” embracing any form of ego feeding thoughts
One just needs to do one thing: Choose death to self .. So that you can start living void of the imprisonment of self as is know.
“An essential part of the awakening is the recognition of the unawakened you, the ego as it thinks, speaks, and acts, as well as the recognition of the collectively conditioned mental processes that perpetuate the unawakened state” – Eckhart Tolle
“Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.”
― Eckhart Tolle
Jesus in the Bible said “except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom ..” I think this has taken a different definition to me than what I have always known, a new way of dying and a new way of being born, living.
So yesterday I died, and I woke up today born again!