Ask: What is the best way to deal with idols?
“I now see clearly my attachment to various false idols - the so-called special relationships - those things of the world that appear as sources of peace but which I know intellectually, intuitively, and through endless disappointing experience can never deliver lasting peace. Nevertheless, they feel so real and appealing as I covet and pursue them on a daily basis. As bright as these golden calves seem to be, worshiping them is fraught with fear, and a gnawing sense of lack. Obsessing over them leads me down a distracting, dead end path. How best to deal with these obstacles to peace and ultimately get past them?” – ES
The mind is always looking for relief from lack. You won’t let go of idols until you have something to replace them even though you recognize that ultimately they do not work.
Only your awareness of Truth will bring the lasting sense of wholeness that you seek in idols. When you find your mind turning to an idol for relief remind yourself how you’ve learned it does not work. Remember specific examples of how it does not work. Then turn to Truth instead. Remember your experiences of Truth and remind yourself that only in Truth can you find the wholeness that you seek. Let yourself rest in Truth for a while. As your awareness of Truth grows you will find yourself longing less and less for the old, futile ways of looking for relief from lack.
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