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Naked to Yourself

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Naked to Yourself

In our long human history of storytelling, there have been great beings with awe-inspiring stories that reveal the victory of self-discovery. What inspires us about these great ones is that somehow their lives turned toward and then reflected the sublime discovery of everlasting truth. In Hidden Treasure: Uncovering the Truth in Your Life Story (Tarcher Penguin, 2011), I invite you to let your story be a contribution to the universal revelation of self-discovery, expressed uniquely as you.

This invitation is not as outrageous as it may initially appear. Even the greatest saints and realized beings had much that was ordinary in their life stories. They had pain and failure. Like us, they knew self-doubt and setbacks. When we are willing to recognize what was ordinary about those people, we can more fully embrace the possibility of our own lives turning toward and then reflecting direct and endless discovery of oneself.

It is possible to see underneath and inside your story. We have learned how to present ourselves, carefully covered both for protection and deception. To the degree that we are unaware of what is free inside usóregardless of our presentationsówe suffer. As you either peel the layers off your story, or see through these layers, you stand naked to yourself, in silent awareness.

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Gangaji is the author of Diamond in Your Pocket, You Are That, and Freedom and Resolve. She offers online and teleconferencing meetings as well as retreats in the U.S., Canada, Europe, England and Australia. Contact www.gangaji.org for more info.

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12:08PM PST on Jan 21, 2012

Thanks!

6:01AM PST on Dec 14, 2011

Thanks

12:43AM PST on Dec 10, 2011

thanks

12:04AM PST on Dec 10, 2011

Interesting. Thanks for posting

9:01PM PST on Dec 9, 2011

Interesting information.

10:57AM PST on Dec 9, 2011

This was a great take of a growingly common theme - looked at from a different angle. Hopefully with enough unique presentations, like this one is, the message will start to seep out to more and more people, bringing more peace and more happiness to everyone in the process.
Thank you.

9:22AM PST on Dec 9, 2011

Thanks.

6:56AM PST on Dec 9, 2011

Great post.

8:43PM PST on Dec 8, 2011

Thanks for writing this article.

6:57PM PST on Dec 8, 2011

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