When you understand yourself that very day you have understood the whole of humanity.
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (later known as Osho)
The Self you are invited to realise in this body is True Self,
the divine essence. Infinite Silence.
However, most people, most of the time both think and experience themselves as something tiny and insignificant. This is the small-self or egoic self.
The egoic self thinks and experiences itself as separate from all of life. It seeks to protect itself in this way from hiding itself away from life like when you are feeling small.
“You are not a drop in the ocean you are the entire ocean in a drop.”
Alternatively, at the other end of the ego scale, might be something like a bully or dictator.
Both of the above are different approaches to small-self preservation. An act of separateness. You are not separate from the Universe. Separation is an illusion. See (You and the Universe) A very powerful one at that!
So all pervading and invasive is this illusion that it creates beliefs, attachments and identifications that mask Self Realisation.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Rapid, fundamental and life-changing shift in consciousness is possible.
This site is dedicated to helping YOU realise the Self and thus embracing the JOY within.