In life, the only thing of importance is a radical, total and definitive change. The rest, frankly, is of no importance at all.
Meditation is fundamental when we sincerely yearn for such a change.
In no way do we want a type of meditation that is insignificant, superficial, and vain.
We must become serious and abandon the nonsense that abounds in cheap pseudo-esotericism and pseudo-occultism.
We must know how to take things seriously, how to change, if what we really and truly want is to not fail in the esoteric work.
Those who do not know how to meditate, the superficial, the ignorant, will never be able to dissolve the ego. They will always be impotent driftwood in the tumultuous sea of life.
Defects discovered in the field of everyday life must be understood profoundly through the technique of meditation.
The didactic material for meditation is found precisely in the different events and daily circumstances of everyday life. This is indisputable.
People always complain about unpleasant events. They never know how to see the usefulness of such events.
Instead of protesting against disagreeable circumstances, we must extract useful elements from them for our spiritual growth through meditation.
In-depth meditation on this or that pleasant or unpleasant circumstance allows us to savor the event and its outcome within ourselves.
It is essential to make a clear distinction between what it is to savor the work and what it is savor life.
In any case, to savor the work within ourselves requires a total inversion of the attitude with which we normally take on the circumstances of existence.
No one could savor the work while making the mistake of identifying with various events.
Certainly, identification impedes the proper psychological appreciation of events.
When someone becomes identified with this or that event, he will never be able to extract from those events the elements useful for self-discovery and inner growth of the consciousness.
The esoteric worker who reverts to identification after having let down his guard returns to savoring life instead of savoring the work.
This indicates that the previously inverted psychological attitude has returned to its state of identification.
Any unpleasant circumstance must be reconstructed through conscious imagination by means of the techniques of meditation.
The reconstruction of any event allows us to directly verify for ourselves the various “I’s” participating in the event.
Let us take for an example a scene of jealous love in which the “I’s” of anger, jealousy, and even hate intervene.
Understanding each of these selves, each of these factors, actually involves profound reflection, concentration and meditation.
The marked tendency to blame others is an obstruction, an obstacle to the understanding of our own mistakes.
Unfortunately, it is an extremely difficult task to destroy within ourselves the tendency to blame others.
In the name of truth, we would say that we are the only ones to blame for the diverse, unpleasant circumstances of life.
The different pleasant or unpleasant events exist with us or without us and are constantly repeated mechanically.
Based on this principle, no problem can have a final solution.
Problems are of life, and if there were a final solution, life would not be life, but death.
And so, there can be a modification of the circumstances and problems, but they will never stop being repeated, and there will never be a final solution.
Life is a wheel turning mechanically with ever recurring pleasant and unpleasant circumstances.
We cannot halt the wheel; good and bad circumstances always proceed mechanically; we can only change our attitude towards life’s events.
As we learn to extract material for meditation from the very circumstances of existence, we will progress in our self-discovery.
Found in any pleasant or unpleasant circumstances are diverse “I’s” which must be wholly understood with the technique of meditation.
This means that any group of selves which takes part in this or that drama, comedy or tragedy of everyday life, after having been totally understood, must be eliminated through the power of the Divine Mother Kundalini.
As we make use of the sense of psychological observation, it will also develop marvelously. Then we will be able to perceive the “I’s” during the work of meditation.
It is interesting to perceive the “I’s” internally, not only before they have been worked upon, but also throughout the duration of the work.
When these selves have been beheaded and disintegrated, we feel great relief and immense happiness.
This chapter is from The Great Rebellion (1976) by Samael Aun Weor. Benefit yourself and others: buy the book, and you help raise awareness of Gnosis.