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Open Your Heart and Listen

September 29, 2009
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It was a joy to attend Dr. Ibrahim Jaffe‘s Creating a Life of Love workshop this past weekend. I had first attended one of Ibrahim’s workshops in 1998, which was truly a life-changing event. Not only did I come away with exciting new insights about love and healing, but Ibrahim also worked with me personally to open my heart more fully. Since then, I have made much progress, although my ultimate goal of always coming from my heart seemed like a distant dream more than an attainable goal.

On Sunday, while Ibrahim was talking about going deeper and further opening our hearts, it struck me that the major obstacle in my way was me. Or more precisely, my ego: that part of me that was more concerned with impressing others and gaining their approval and recognition.

You will not make significant progress on a spiritual path until you align ourselves more with spirit than with ego. The more you empty yourself of ego and your own self-importance, the more room there is for spirit.

Spirit and ego are polar opposites. When the soul identifies with the mind and body, it (more…)