Ego relaxation is not to be confused with being passive or resigned, or neglecting your ordinary responsibilities in life. It’s simply an invitation for the “me” who feels separate, feels insecure and afraid, and thus reverts to historical patterns of control to get things done to relax. While this separate self feels like “me,” it is really a network of adaptive defenses, beliefs and learned strategies laid down between the age of 0-5 that you have come to think of as “me.”
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Since surrendering fear and control is by definition being vulnerable, to deepen in ego relaxation we need a nonviolent inner atmosphere. “Dropping the knife” distills one of the most important cornerstones for relaxing into the ground of Grace: the need to disengage from judgment, be it projected or internalized.
When I say love, I mean the oceanic fullness that lies within the depth of our heart – that wants to open and connect with all that is real and meaningful in life; that healing presence that is naturally generous, compassionate and joyful; and most exquisite of all – wants to share it with another, with the world.
Many people with serious physical limitations have reported a dramatic difference in their pain levels through the practice of Ego
Relaxation. Many have even experienced healings. Find out more in this short excerpt from Chapter 10 of ‘The Way of Grace’.
Grace does not stop at placating your troubles; it wants to dissolve your barriers and bring you all the way home into the full embodiment of who you really are. As you deepen into the practice of ego relaxation, Grace goes to work on you, flushing out to the light of awareness whatever might be limiting your full freedom.