Paul Nijar

Spiritual Insights on Your Everyday Troubles

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Sticks N Stones Will Break Bones…

“I’m rubber, you’re glue! Everything you say bounces off of me and comes right back to you!”

This is something that my sister and I constantly recited back to each other when we were kids. This line alone was what saved us from even the cleverest rebuttal. All responses were no match for this one-liner! Aside from being a great way to have the last word, this line itself carries some major truth. Continue reading

meditation / paulosophy

The Universe Has Better Plans For You

We all have visions for a bright future. As we think of all the different things and experiences we want in our life we develop an attachment to those images. But life has showed us over and over again, that things don’t always pan out in the manner we had planned. This is ok, because the bad has its own way of ironing itself out

“I need an industrial-sized iron to iron out the kinks I’ve had in my life!”

We often attach ourselves to the things we have become so familiar with. We take ownership of such things, thinking that it becomes a part of who we are. Typically, we are able to have some amount of control over the things that are part of us and our identity. The visions that the mind presents to us, is something that at times is beyond our control. Continue reading

meditation / spirituality

How to Kill the Ego

Have you ever looked at someone and thought to yourself, “Man that guy could really use a good butt kicking!”  Now think back to the emotions you felt toward that individual.

What did they mean?

“It meant I wanted to judo chop that guys face!”

Our emotions behind those thoughts come from anger and hope to witness their demise in the near future, typically.  However, despite our ill intentions, that individual benefits from the change in their outlook. Continue reading

book / paulosophy / Spiritual Insight

What’s the Ego?!

The following is taken from a portion of my book, “Everything I Thought I Was & What I Came to Be.”  This topic was surrounding the thoughts I was having of myself.  As I wrote in my journal for council, I was finding where these false impressions of myself were coming from.

My journal played the role of councillor for many of my entries.  Rather bending someone else’s ear for help, I wanted to really dig deep to find myself and connect with my spiritual truth.  Here, I was identifying the ego as the source for many of my downgrading thoughts toward myself.  Rather than allowing myself to believe they were true, I was learning that they did not reflect who and what I truly am, as spiritual being.

“The feelings of inadequacy, depression and frustration toward oneself are illusions brought up by the ego.  The ego gains momentum when you give these feelings energy.  Typically they arise from not accepting oneself as they are.  One must see beyond the sight the ego provides for them and understand their divine truth beyond those illusions.”

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