|Who Needs to Manifest Something?|
|Post by Gina Lake|
|Sunday, 14 November 2010 07:28|
When we are identified with the ego, we feel lacking, life feels lacking, and others feel lacking. The state of ego-identification is a state of never having enough, of discontentment, judgment, fear, doubt, and other negative emotions. When we are identified with the ego, the world revolves around "me," "my problems," and "my life." This state is a one of contraction and suffering.
From this lack, many desires are born. The ego creates both the sense of lack and also the desire to manifest something to fill that lack. The solution is not to get the things, experiences, or circumstance that the ego wants to manifest, which it believes will end the lack and discontentment (but which are never enough), but rather to see that the sense of lack is a lie. That anything is lacking or necessary in order for you to be happy is the core lie that keeps the ego intact and going after one desire after another.
The antidote is to see that nothing in this moment is lacking, which is the truth. Lack is a story told by the ego, and it tells this story no matter what is happening or how much you have. When you begin to tell another story—the truth, instead of the ego's lies—your internal state changes, and you feel happy, content, loving, grateful, and generous. These feeling states not only feel good but are very attractive and attract to you support, love, and opportunities. Focusing on what is here—what you love about life, yourself, and others— rather than on what is "lacking" is the antidote to the sense of lack and the driving neediness of the ego.
This positive internal state is the state of alignment with Essence, your true nature. And it brings you the true happiness and peace that you and every human being long for. The experience of your true nature is so full and complete that you won't feel the need to manifest something or make your life turn out a particular way, and yet, life naturally brings you all the good that it intends for you. What it brings you will be aligned with the Whole, and that is a much more satisfying and fulfilling experience than getting what the "me" wants.
Find the place within you that is already full, complete, happy, and at peace with life. That fullness will draw to you and allow you to receive exactly what you need, and you will no longer feel that you have to manifest something to be happy. That's freedom, and that's what you really want. To be free of the need to manifest something in order to be happy is true happiness.
You can read more about desire and being happy in Gina's book Anatomy of Desire: How to Be Happy Even When You Don't Get What You Want, available on Amazon.com and visit her website http://www.radicalhappiness.com for more blog posts, book excerpts, video, audios, and a free newsletter. For signing up for the monthly newsletter, you will get a free PDF of her book What About Now? Reminders for Being in the Moment.