Self-realization is the journey toward fulfilling a large measure of one’s own human potential. Eastern cultures recognize an added and essential component of spiritual transcendence—an embodiment of the “higher self” that moves beyond ego. Digging deep within oneself through self-awareness, self-exploration, self-compassion, and self-mastery opens an avenue to removing fear, separation, and suffering, allowing ourselves to live to the fullest expression of our souls.
We can temporarily push our ego away or try to rearrange our personality to be happier, freer, or more realized. But ego comes back. And that’s where Diamond Approach inquiry comes in. We all have awareness and inquiry helps us harness awareness to dissolve ego instead of pushing it away.
Fate is the predetermined and inevitable series of events that happen to someone. Fate seems unavoidable, and stalks us at every turn in our lives. We leave one spouse and end up in the same relationship with another person. Fate is also deadly; it has the same origin as the word fatality.