Ego vs Spirit – You Decide…

Do you live a spirit-focused life? Are your decisions grounded in ego or spirit?

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. They both inspire conversations in your head, better known as self talk. There is one question that looms regarding the ego and the spirit. It is: “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.

There are basically two core emotions – love and fear.  All other emotions are spun from these two.

Your spirit is the essence of the energy that you are born into, and it constantly speaks to you. Sometimes you do not recognize it when it speaks. When you overlook the spirit, and tune more into your ego, a struggle ensues —not with the spirit, but between you and your ego. Since the ego is driven by and thrives on fear, there is sense of loss and lack of acceptance that you might feel, as the ego looses control to the spirit over your thoughts and decisions.

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 both exist inside each of us.

The question is: How to we balance the two in our lives?  The answer comes in two words – WITH 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.

NOW WHAT?

Letting Go Cafe - Now What

  • Are you a home based business owner who – just happened to sign up with a network marketing company to sell their products online?
  • Are you stuck in a rut trying to figure out how to generate leads online?
  • Do you sit at your computer, late at night (or whenever) and ask the screen, “NOW WHAT?”

I understand and have done all three. Its frustrating, isn’t it?

To close the gap between where you are now and where you want to be with your business requires focus, on self development that you might not have had in the past. Understanding your strengths and challenges, and recognizing how to have balance between the two is a developed skill that comes with time, focus, being honest with yourself, and more. For those who figure this out – awesome! But for those who don’t, well, let’s just say that it takes a bit more time to get where/what you want.

For home based business owners in the network marketing and direct sales industry, the question – NOW WHAT? – is a common one. But is the answer common? The product and/or service being offered is great. The compensation plan is set and incredible. The company has a steady track record. The process for finding and following up with leads is in place. The marketing tools are already designed and provided. So what is left? Two words – personal development.

The internal dialog of the home based business owner can make or break their success. What you say to yourself – about you – becomes paramount. The level of confidence, being self-empowered, understanding internal strengths and weaknesses, and being laser focused on a goal or dream – are often part of the missing links in growing any business. 90% of the challenges for home based business owners are in the lack of personal development. What creates this lack or the need to ask, NOW WHAT? It is one thing – STUFF.

Have an AWESOME day!!!

Until the next post… take care.

Darren

Cokoa’s Journey – A Parable For Leaders About How To Let Go

Cokoa's Journey - Book For LeadersCokoa’s Journey is an e-book for leaders. The story is about how well Cokoa learns to let go and move beyond the internal barriers that interfere with accomplishing his goals. In this parable, Cokoa learns the seven steps for effectively letting go. He spends eight days working with Pepe, a wise sage. Pepe takes Cokoa on a great journey in which he discovers these seven steps, referred to in the book as secrets. It is a delightful and intriguing story written as a parable.

The author, Darren L Johnson, has been teaching, researching, and writing about how to effectively let go since 1994.

The e-book is available on Amazon.
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