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Embracing Our Rejection

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Bishop Craig

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We all have parts of ourselves that we reject to the point that we are unwilling to look at them. We disown these qualities and characteristics, refusing to see them in ourselves but often becoming critical of them in others. In fact, the qualities of others that most irritate us are often the very same qualities we have disowned in ourselves. 

The problem is that coming to spiritual awakening requires integrating those disowned parts of ourselves. It's not a comfortable process and there are defense mechanisms (primarily the ego) in place that will fight against our integration. What are we to do?