Do you know anyone who doesn’t have troubles? Think about it. Anyone? We accept problems as a part of life, but doesn’t it seem a little odd that everyone has them, that no one gets off scot-free? And when you find anything that affects everyone, you need to start looking beyond the surface for a deeper explanation.
Moving to the God Space means relinquishing the ego. And that means giving up a good deal of what we believe to be true, especially about ourselves. Surrendering to the God Space threatens the foundations we have built our lives on, even though these foundations are patently false.
So someone thinks badly of you. Of course you won’t like it, but honestly what of it?
Pretend there is a magnet at your core, unknown to you, silently pulling you towards a place you have read about but have been reluctant to go yourself. You see, you live in a space managed by your ego. It’s not an entirely peaceful space, but you’re accustomed to it.
You and I could both make the same mistake and you might forgive me, but you would be much harder on yourself. Why is that? What is that condemning voice and where does it come from?