A reply to a lovely Daily Kind Quote from Erika…’By understanding the ego, we overcome it’.
To be honest, it is just fear speaking the loudest that keeps the ego so prominent. We speak from within our joy, our sorrows and all other parts of us…its just that fear has a louder voice than most because its sits right up the front, even though we press it down. It wants to be healed so it becomes the prominent part of us, questioning in all that we do. It has such power simply because that is what we give it. It’s almost like a survival technique, we are always on guard to protect ourselves from those fearful things, afraid to die so it stands up front and center in our lives.
But like love always does, it attracts to us, or inside us, whatever we think about the most so that we can experience and understand them, release those conditions of self we place on them and become that beautiful love, the unconditional love waiting behind it all.
If we are madly in love we stand above it all, that overpowering feeling that we can conquer anything while holding that beauty inside us…the ego, even then, swinging us up but still challenging us when we say to that love we have found…I can give you anything, promising the world…and become challenged by those very words as that relationship dares that very ego within us. But in each we slowly succumb to our failures as the ego reasserts itself.
Or are they failures? How can they be if in experiencing them we become wiser, seeing a truth within ourselves so that any future mistake need not be made. In that the ego is an aid, challenging us to understand and move beyond, better prepared for that next duel within.
It was an interesting part of my journey, as I understood me through my fears…the ego became less and less. As self love wrapped its arms around me, my confidence grew…I could finally see that inner truth that I was. And ego, its still there…but in my understanding it lost its power. Appreciated for what it gave me, poked me as needed…but like all those things we climb in our hearts, once conquered we let them go but know they have built what we have become.
In fact, as I understood my fears all of those negative aspects of myself became less…they too had lost their power…I had let them go. Are we so powerful that we can be and do anything? Mountains climbed through found love, finally reaching that peak within us that unconditional love is so that we can appreciate them all for allowing their wisdom in experiencing them?
In reality it is in experiencing them all that we finally understand us…and then let it all go, all of it. It has all shown us what unconditional love is not, by going through it all, and left the only possible answer remaining, that understanding of what unconditional love really means.
And as Erika so beautifully said to me in reply to my comment to that post…
‘That’s the big insight, I think. I see the ego not necessarily as my enemy but rather as an instrument that pushes me through my lessons. Once we can differ between the ego self and our true self that is the ultimate breakthrough’.
Wise words dear lady, may we experience them all to become the beauty of that true self, that unconditional love within us all ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋