Embracing the Ego
Most New Age-ery and recent spiritual teachings have painted a somewhat devilish picture of the ego.
We face it with an air of exorcism versus cohabitation.
It’s become something we aim to rid ourselves of as it is the obstacle standing in the way of a happy, miraculous life.To rid yourself of the ego is to change the very essence of who we are as spiritual beings. Click To Tweet
To rid yourself of your ego is about an easy as replacing the blood that runs through your veins with almond milk. The process, obscene. The result, inhuman. To rid yourself of the ego is to change the very essence of who we are as spiritual beings.
Consider this quote by Eckhart Tolle:
If you consider the ego to be your personal problem, that’s just more ego.
The ego, simply put, is our fear based mind. And while the concept of a life free from fear might seem extremely seductive, it would also be completely ludicrous and wildly dangerous.
So let’s talk cohabitation.
There was a point in time where our egos kept us safe. They were the voice that told us not to play with fire (literally and metaphorically), perhaps that we shouldn’t run with scissor or play with knives, that walking down the dark alley probably wouldn’t be the best idea, or the nudge that told us to ease off the gas and buckle up.Both the ego and fear play a vital role in our existence. Click To Tweet
Both the ego and fear play a vital role in our existence. Our aim should not be to rid ourselves of either, but to develop the discernment to know when they are required.
Our pursuit should be in learning to turn down the volume. Because speaking up in a business meeting, probably isn’t life threatening. And asking someone out on date, most likely isn’t a precursor for impending doom.
The ego doesn’t need to ride shotgun. We can learn to buckle it up in the back seat and ask it to quietly enjoy the ride.
Because opening ourselves up to someone, isn’t a sign of imminent death. So thanks for the warning and concern, but we got this.
Our fear will always surface when there is risk involved or where there is safety to be gained in avoiding change. But change and risk aren’t always bad, they are both vital for personal and spiritual growth. Growth and evolution, our desire to better ourselves will always provoke our ego. Don’t aspire to tune it out. Embrace it, allow it to be heard, and then sit it back down and reassure it like you would a frightened child. It’s going to be ok, we’ve got this.Growth and evolution, our desire to better ourselves will always provoke our ego. Click To Tweet
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