“The ego is only an illusion, but a very influential one. Letting the ego-illusion become your identity can prevent you from knowing your true self. Ego, the false idea of believing that you are what you have or what you do, is a backwards way of assessing and living life.” – Wayne Dyer
Daily Nugget of Gold 1496
In Spiritual Context
Do you want to feel much better about life and your life in particular? It’s entirely possible to do this and it’s easier than you might think. We alone get to define our inner experience. Oh, it’s true that many things will come along to shape our outer world. Some will be wonderful, and some, well…not so much. Those things aren’t entirely within our control, but our inner experience- our private existence within ourselves- that’s all ours.
In all likelihood, you have no argument with what we said in the last paragraph- and yet, has your experience in life been that way? Most people cede control of their inner existence to outer sources. If we allow anyone to “make us mad” or to “hurt us” in any way, we’ve allowed them to be in charge of this Sacred space which is exclusively ours.
So why do people allow others to infringe upon their own private inner Spiritual life and make it more “worldly” as it were? We don’t really know, but perhaps it just seems easier to let it happen. Certainly, we’re not in favor of resistance when it comes to attempting to acquire Spiritual freedom, however. Why? Because we begin to own part of whatever we try and resist. We bond with it. This is why Carl Jung said, “Whatever we resist, persists”.
So how do we free ourselves from outside influences in our inner, private world? By making the decision to see everything we do in a Spiritual context. By choosing to go above the wants (also called “needs”) of the ego, we rise above the fray and keep our intentions focused on expanding the boundaries of unconditional love. This isn’t minor league stuff, though, and it isn’t something we put in place overnight, but it is practical, do-able, and worth it.
Every victory we celebrate in taking a long term, Spiritual view on something leads us closer to transforming our life from the mundane, the mediocre, and the imprisoned existence most people have to something we actually feel awesome about. When we choose to embrace the Spiritual, we fill our hearts and hands with it and have no ability to carry the worldly anymore. We’ve got a little more to share on this, so next time we’ll do that. For today, accept a different meaning of life, accept that it has a deeper purpose, a deeper meaning than meets the eye. Bless you!
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What can I do to let go of egocentric interests in order to embrace my inner Spirit?”
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