Michael Hayes - June 24, 2014
Question: What is the role of the ego in our spiritual awakening? What is its purpose in regards to our soul's progression? What is its goal as opposed to the souls? Is there a conflict, and does it serve or hinder us?
Well that's a complicated thing right there. Does the ego serve us or hinder us in our soul's progression? The ego comes about in our infancy as we formulate our sense of separate existence, as we formulate that conceptualization of ourselves as a separate form existing in a time and space experience. Our view of our existence is very much formulated by our thoughts and feelings coming together. It really emerges from that. It is then I...
What does it mean to be mindful, or have mindfulness? How does the role of mindfulness play a role in our spiritual evolution? It's interesting to consider the word, 'mindfulness'. In a sense, the enlightened state that meditators, yogis, and mystics have sought is really found more from mind emptiness. So the term 'mindfulness' is truly more representative of the way in which it is used or practiced. It is the idea that mindfulness is your ability to keep your focus on the things you want your mind to be focused upon. A basic problem that blocks spiritual progression is that the mind is full of information and ideas, and mostly what's been put in there is just information. The more the mind becomes empty, however, the more the...
Michael Hayes’ Guided Meditation from “The Clarity of Spirit”
By Michael Hayes