A lot of people try to counteract the ‘I am not good enough’ with ‘I am good enough.’ In other words they take the opposite and try to invest it. That still keeps the world at the level of polarities. The art is to go behind the polarities. So the act is not to go to the world of ‘I am good’ or ‘I am bad’, or ‘I am loveable’ as opposed to ‘I am unloveable’. But go behind it to ‘I am’. I am. I am. And I am includes the fact that I do crappy things and I do beautiful things and I am. That includes everything and I am.
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As you start to rest in the I am-ness, from that place, you can start to set boundaries on the way you play the game as become more impeccable in the way you play the game.
~ Ram Dass