''The elf-queene, with hir joly compaignie,
Daunced ful ofte in many a grene mede.”
Geoffrey Chaucer "The Wife of Bath’s Tale"
RESOLVE THE EGO
If you're on a dedicated path of Ascension you are very aware of the ego entity that continues to sabotage your progress. You have learned to recognize the sneaky ego in spite of its justification and rationalization that its just natural and an acceptable part of the human experience. If you have practiced Presence at all then you know what a welcome relief it offers to escape the painbody, one of the ego's favorite routes of attack, but then here it comes again. The egoic mind will go to any length to validate itself, at our expense of course, and the more you resist the more it persists. So what's the answer? The tech's and tricks work, for awhile anyway, but next time how about giving it acceptance? Instead of trying to kill it with a sledgehammer maybe just quietly observe like a wise mother allows the tired child it's tantrum. Be the space for it...give it permission to talk/think all it wants to and watch it immediately stop. When it begins again, and it will, then just say 'go ahead, talk all you want to'. The instant cessation is pretty amazing. Try it for yourself.