January 04, 2009 01:28 AM
When you begin the work, start paying attention in your daily life and breathe deeply and slowly, as the egocentric conditioning comes forward. This conditioning is like a 4 year old baby set on its own gratification. When you are careful and aware and pay attention, all of the ways the ego manipulates perspective and keeps you in a cycle of stagnation show themselves at last. The path is rugged. The result without desiring or fixating will be pure joy; the likes of which have not been tasted previously. It is called Freedom. All of your pre-conceived notions and expectations and parameters of emotional needs are in a cycle of stagnation until you awaken and breathe.