Saturday, November 12, 2005

The Caretaker

I know that I have already posted today's post, but this one really goes hand in hand with it so here is tomorrow's a day early!

The body is the temple of the soul, the ego is the caretaker of the temple. The ego, poorly trained for the job, believes he is the owner of the property, and in the absence of the true owner, uses and abuses his trust. But he can not really be held accountable because of his immaturity and incomplete training for the job.

Like a child, he must be corrected gently, but firmly, and properly taught his duties. Sometimes, like a hyperactive and wayward child, he is unwilling to accept authority, and relinquish his faulty conception of his role.

Anger and self-pity are the tools he uses to block out his master’s voice and avoid hearing the truth. Like a child, his fear of the unknown can slow his progress.

I can’t help but feel that children who are born angry are at this particular stage of soul development. The ego’s false sense of importance is the cause of much human woe. Lose it and one becomes invulnerable.


Beard said...

Another great analogy. This analogy was also described by Peter Ouspensky(or Gurdgieff), who in turn attributed it to eastern thought.

You are doing a great job of transmitting your experience through your writing.

Zareba said...

Beard: Thank you for the kind comments.

Finally, the book is done. I just finished uploading it to the printer. If you care to visit it, the url is

Now, maybe more time for blogging and blog surfing. :-)

George Breed said...

You are a good writer, Zareba. You link words in a meaningful and mind-arresting way.


Zareba said...

Thank you so much, George. All feedback is gratefully accepted. I still suffer from the "Only Me" complex and go through periods where I doubt my ablility, and even my sanity at times!