So many of us hate our ego, our inner critic and judge. We want to get rid of it so we can evolve into more spiritual beings.
This inner violence (yes it is!) only reinforces the ego’s survival instincts. It will find an other way and grow stronger faced with adversity…. and the battle continues.
Does it really have to be like this? Here is an other approach that is cool and refreshing 💙
“Think of ego as a great block of ice.
When you slug ego, you play by its hurtful and pain-inducing rules. You bruise your knuckles and grow angrier each time you slug it.
But when you hug ice, it has no choice: it must gradually disappear.
Not immediately, no; but if you persist, it will melt, will it not?
This is precisely how it works to rid yourself of ego.
Hug it and it melts away.
And what remains is the oceanic freedom that is the pinnacle of human existence—the freedom to live, to love, and to be loved.
At a personal level it is pure self-love and joy; at a collective level it is a peace that can save our beloved planet and grace all the peoples of the world.”*
Dr David Mutchler
I have read many different approaches to dealing with ego on our spiritual journey. This is one that really resonates because it comes from the heart and not just the intellect.
How easy it is to forget that ego likes to hide in our mind and our thinking …
If this perspective fascinates you, and you want to explore more deeply, I would highly recommend checking out the amazing resources at David Mutchler’s WordPress blog Evolutionary Mystic.