I have learned so much about the ego in the past year… And as I am slowly accepting what cannot be changed and what it is right now, I do feel a great sense of health, wealth, freedom, growth, love, peace and self-expansion.
Being able to put my ego underneath people who do not have the ability to let go have made me a much much happier person today. Happier than I have ever been. I feel so free and abundant. I’m grateful for all my hardships, contrasts and struggles. I am much more balanced and in equilibrium because of that.
However, what I did not know is that being born again comes at a cost.
Letting go of the ego in favor of the higher self does feel like death. I think that’s why they call it ego death. Why? Because the ego is a false persona conditioned for survival. So when we let go of it, it’s a bit like we are killing ourselves. It perceives any attempt at letting go of control as a threat and the ego does not want to die.
It’s scary. It’s like jumping off a cliff not knowing what awaits at the bottom but doing it anyway and rely solely on the Universe. That’s why a lot of people don’t do it. It’s too frightening. For them, the unknown appears to be too dangerous so they remain in their cubicle and in the prison of their mind. So many individuals don’t even realize they are prisoners of their mind.
However, when we take the leap and truly start pondering within and self-examining we do come to the realization that all our negative emotions, false expectations, limiting beliefs, patterns and habits are greatly compromising our success in life. Well at least for me it is an eye opening revelation. The ego is responsible for a lot of our misery and the way we hurt others.
I’m standing in awe. But I don’t want to discredit and blame the ego for everything because we need it from time to time. We need the ego to survive, true, but we surely do not need it to live and love. It’s merely a recipe for disaster when it comes to the emotional and intentional realm. That’s why it has to be controlled and mastered.
To master the ego means to not let it govern our lives. I strongly feel this in my ego death experience. I see how it led me to take poor decisions or not act because of xyz. There’s a place and a time to use it, but more often than not it’s best to favor the intuition, the heart and the soul.
The reason for this is that your ego will always make you feel sad, angry, frustrated, scared, anxious and potentially depressed. It will drive you mad and sometimes physically or mentally sick. That’s what it does. It is its job. It’s important not to interfere and let ourselves react when it happens. But it’s even more crucial not to constantly be and keep ourselves in a state of reaction like automatons.
Hence why the importance to understand there is always, always, always a better way. We get there by slowly allowing ourselves to experience ego death.
Infinite love, health, healing, wealth, success, happiness, awareness, peace and wisdom your way