“When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of distress and anxiety; if I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without any pain. From this I understand that what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me. There is a great secret in this for anyone who can grasp it.”
We are our worst enemies. We let our egos dictate what we should or should not do. We constantly want to do more, think more, to satisfy our ego’s need for fame and recognition. Our egos keep us stuck in the materialistic world. However, if we, when we are feeling harried or anxious, stop, take a deep breath, and analyze from where our emotions are coming, we would see that it originated in our ego mind. The ego is our only limitation for it keeps us from pursuing our dreams, usually out of fear.
The difficulty arises when we are too attached to our ego. How do we get too attached? Well, first let’s define what exactly the ego is. The ego is the awareness we have of ourselves, our perceptions, and the meanings we have attached to each of our past life experiences. It is how we react to the outside world. If we filter everything we have or will experience solely through our ego personality, it becomes our personal reality. It is when we let the ego identify with this self-image, preceding all else, and let our subconscious mind persist in seeing these views as truths that we run into trouble.
We need to get out of our way. In other words, we need to change our consciousness and the way we look at things.
How? Spend more time turning inward to your higher self. Trust Spirit. Spirit knows an overview that you don’t. Learn how to live from your Divine presence, and act with a different intention. Let go emotionally. Make a conscious choice to surrender. Allow yourself to change. Use your spiritual common sense.
Our ego mind is always in contradiction with our higher selves, who seek peace, harmony, and well-being.
Are you willing to choose to connect with your true, authentic presence? Or, are you stuck in your old story of feeling you are not good enough?
Change brings our personal evolution. It is all perspective. Once you recognize this, surrender to it. The significance of adopting a new lifestyle is to create new behavior. Our habits dictate the quality of life that we live. Rather than going for what you know, go for what you don’t, yet feel is available.
Step aside from that which is comfortable and has worked your entire life.
Get out of your way!