At a certain point in our evolution, we become masters of our own life. The next stage of evolution is to use this ability for unselfish purposes. There is not much food in that for the ego. It is an unexciting idea for most people because it’s moving into the realm of genuine love and unconditional service. While the ego is not interested in it, the spirit is highly interested.
Although the ego says, Boring; nothing here for me, this is the place where our soul evolves. It’s the place where we become more powerful as a spiritual being. We continuously draw our thoughts back to, Is this loving? Is this of service? Am I being here for the divine presence? There is less of us as an ego and more of the spiritual presence. Unless we’re a genuine spiritual student, there will be no attraction to this practice.
Once we realise how flawed normal life is, we become willing to give it a try. We learn that it is a powerful thing to do. It makes us happy and we get so much more ability to create in our life. However, we don’t let the ego jump in and say, Oh, I wanted that and that. We are a worthy recipient of good things because we are not going to run away with all the goods. God knows that we are evolved enough not to turn everything into an ego trip.
The ego is always looking for support because, essentially, it is very afraid and is constantly failing to give us the happiness it promises. It doesn’t know what it is doing. It has delusions of grandeur that unfailingly disappoint. It is a poor guide and companion compared to the spirit, albeit, a loud one. There is a beautiful grandeur in us. If we claim it, we would never again turn to the trifling and pathetic attempts of the ego at grandiosity.
This article is from Love’s Longing