Osho writes that when we are self-conscious of ourselves we are actually in trouble because if we truly knew ourselves we would not be self-conscious. In tomorrow's class, we will explore the idea of making cheap, bandaid-like fixes to our ego versus making the investment to know and be our true self.
Quotes I used in this class:
"When you are self-conscious you are in trouble.
When you are self-conscious you are really showing symptoms that you don’t know
who you are. Your very self-consciousness indicates that you have not come home
"People are crying up the rich and variegated
plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly
"Our Christian destiny is, in fact, a great one:
but we cannot achieve greatness unless we lose all interest in being great. For
our own idea of greatness is illusory, and if we pay too much attention to it we
will be lured out of the peace and stability of the being God gave us, and seek
to live in a myth we have created for ourselves. And when we are truly ourselves
we lose most of the futile self-consciousness that keeps us constantly comparing
ourselves with others in order to see how big we are.”
― Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island