The ego imagines it has to give up everything, but it is merely a drama queen. In fact, it is the ego that has to be given up!
In the state of personhood, you imagine you are giving up all your joy, freedom and fun when you choose the Truth. But fun, joy and freedom arise from the true Self and not from the mind.
The common man’s worldly pursuits and enjoyment comes mainly through the senses and mind which are not the source of real joy, but the sage’s supreme joy springs from his own effortless being — free of attachment, imagination and fear he lives in continuous peace, contentment and joy.
When you discover the Truth, you do not give up anything — except delusion. 4
QUOTE: “I fail to recognize my own harvest when they appear in my world, but I cannot deny there’s a law that supports every phenomenon in the world. Therefore, be not deceived, for God is not mocked. ‘As a man sows, so shall he reap.’ (Galatians 6:7) And I am sowing — morning, noon and night by what I entertain in my imagination, for that is Christ Jesus. ↩
Can you “do” the change — by effort and eagerness — or do you need to hush? There is a difference between childish and child-like. “Truth is not a cluster of concepts.” ↩
QUOTE: “What is the use of taking thought for the details of your life when within you there is this Father who, by reason of divine Wisdom, knoweth your need before you do, who by virtue of divine Love, it is His good pleasure to give you the Kingdom?”↩
Ego ≈ Being identified with the person you believe yourself to be, based on appearance, hearsay, information, pleasure and pain memory, mental reasoning and assumption.↩