How do I get in touch with my true nature?

Lisa Oz
Health Education

The irony is that if you live long enough, everything that you think makes you special, from your looks and your brains to your power and possessions, is stripped from you. You're left with what you came in with, and either you realize its infinite value or end up bitter over the loss of your fictitious identity.

But you don't have to wait until the end of your worldly life to start recognizing your true nature. There are many techniques for ego transcendence, like meditation, fasting, religious ritual, prayer, and certain types of yoga, which can help you separate from your ego-driven personality and bring you closer to identification with your true self. Regardless of the path you choose, you need to start with an honest evaluation of your current state. Only once you've made an accurate assessment of where you are can you determine what you need to do to effect change.

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