Ego constantly wants approval. Ego lives in fear and doubt. It looks outside of itself and believes what the perceptive sense tells it. It doesn’t question or reason about Truth, it only follows what it perceives and what it thinks it wants. Always more and more, nothing is ever enough. Ego also needs control. It is like a shadow that lurks over your shoulder and whispers in your ear. It is that little negative voice that accompanies you wherever you go and whatever you do. “I have to be better, bigger, and more beautiful” it cries. “I need to have more money and more power!”
Ego is a prison, built by you over years of neglecting your Soul. You have allowed the walls of ego to encase you and you didn’t question its validity. How do we escape? Where is the key? How can we unlock the lock of this harmony destroyer?
Take a look at your wants and desires. Are they ego based? Is status important to you? Do you want more and more of material goods without spending time on your mental well-being? Sincere honesty is important to unlock your internal chamber of your sub-conscious. It’s not wrong to have everything you need and live a life of abundance. You are born to enjoy the goods of the Universe. You are meant to be a harmonious, peaceful and loving spiritual entity.
What is wrong is the constant focus on earthly material goals and goods, and the neglecting of your Soul. To the ‘true you’, your spiritual awakening is of utmost importance. It is not important what your neighbor thinks, or anyone else for that matter. It is important what you think, and how you feel! Are you truly happy and fulfilled? Are you as good as you can be and as loving as you should be? Do you care about others and do you see your connection to all living things?
You are neither beneath, nor above anyone. You just are. You don’t have to defend your viewpoints to anyone. You don’t have to make excuses or be apologetic for not fitting into the mold of society. All you have to do is act good, do good, and think good – at all times. Your Soul is the source of all Universal qualities. Peace, harmony, love, creativity, happiness – all of these are natural and given freely to you. They are available for the taking.
The world of ego is bound by time, place, status, stress and all earthly limitations. It is destined to create fear. It is self-centered and self-absorbed. It is shallow and destructive, clingy and demanding.
We have to go beyond the ego and allow the light of eternal peace and love to shine upon us! We have to re-condition our sub-conscious mind with truth and guard our conscious mind from false impressions.
So be still, and remember: Let Go of E-Go!