By Louis DiVirgilio
The moment we decide to enter upon the path of spiritual realization we are enlisting in a great war, between ourselves and ourselves. Than, once we the discovery that our human nature is dual, and that a battle is ever going on between our higher self and our lower self, we began to realize, that of all battles, this is the most fearsome and terrible.
What is so fearsome, is that we do battle with opposing aspects of our selves-the light side and the dark side, and conflict comes not only from outside sources, but also from habits of mind, laden with deep and powerful emotions, caused by experiences from both this and past lives. All these kindred aspects of ourselves confront and attack in a rapid, and continuous succession.
As we enter the battle field within ourselves, we call forth and analyze our life purpose, our motives, taking courage to compare wrong things with the right things. There sitting nose to nose with our truth, we do battle with our lower nature, and by subduing pain and pleasure, by unbending faith in our higher self, we secure sacred wisdom. Then we can wheel our sword of wisdom, and slash through the world of illusion to gain freedom from our own mortality.
One truth, many paths. Be good, do good.
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