Ego vs Spirit – Which One Guides Your Life?
If you had no television, no radio, no other people, AND if you never read newspapers, books, magazines, newsletters, email, etc., then all you would have left to guide you would either be your spirit or your self-made ego.
In that scenario, the question then becomes,
“Which one guides your life – ego or spirit?”
To answer that question, one must first discern how to tell the difference between the internal voice of the spirit and that of the ego.
I love the following poem. It was e-mailed to me in 1999. Even though the author is unknown, it hits the nail on the head when it comes to our listening and distinguishing between the ego and the spirit.
I whispered, “God, speak to me.”
And a meadowlark sang.
But I did not hear.
So I yelled, “God, speak to me!”
And the thunder rolled across the sky.
But I did not listen.
I looked around and said, “God, let me see you.”
And a star shone brightly.
But I did not notice.
So I shouted, “God, show me a miracle!”
And a life was born.
But I did not know.
So I cried out in despair,
“Touch me, God, and let me know you are there!”
Whereupon God reached down and touched me.
But I brushed the butterfly away,
And walked away unknowingly.
Your spirit is always there, but sometimes you do not recognize it when it speaks. When you overlook the spirit, there appears to be a struggle—not with the spirit, but between the ego and yourself.
The universe gave us a spirit to provide internal guidance. Yet, we have created another version of that spirit to deal with society and all of the various forms of information we encounter every minute. That other version of the spirit is the ego; a mere facsimile of the universal spirit.
The spirit’s focus is love. The ego’s focus is fear, and all that comes with fear.
What is the answer? It is one word – LOVE.
Love is the foundation from which your decisions about your life should be made. How different would this world be if more of us began every day by asking this question,
“Who and what can I love today?”
Living a “spirit focused” life will change your entire outlook on the world around you. Try it and you will see.
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