Best of PONDER on THIS for Friday, February 21st 2014 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Another illusion: You ARE all those labels that people have put on you, or that you have put on yourself. You’re not, you’re NOT! So you don’t have to cling to them. The day that somebody tells me I’m a genius and I take that seriously, I’m in big trouble. Can you understand why? Because now I’m going to start getting tense. I’ve got to live up to it, I’ve got to maintain it. I’ve got to find out after every lecture: “Did you like the lecture? Do you still think I’m a genius?” See? 

So what you need to do is smash the label! Smash it, and you’re free! Don’t identify with those labels. That’s what someone else thinks. That’s how HE/SHE experienced you at that moment. Are you in fact a genius? Are you a nut? Are you a mystic? Are you crazy? What does it really matter?”

                          Fr. Anthony DeMello, S.J., in “Awareness”

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