Lately, I have noticed that some people are promoting the idea that the ego is your friend. According to some, we can make friends with our egos, work with them, and have a much better life. Really? Wow! Let’s examine this idea more closely.
Firstly, we must identify what the ego is. And we know for a fact that it is not divine, nor is it a product of our highest self. How do we know this? Because the ego never speaks from love. The fundamental matrix upon which the ego bases all of its logic is mathematical. It is ultimately sourced in division. The ego thrives in the duality of contrast, in the form of this or that, right or wrong, and good or bad.
The next thing that we must note about the ego is that it is fundamentally negative. Even if it says something good about you, it will always be at the expense of someone else. The ego never says anything that can stand on its own as a self-sustaining truth. It must point out a contrast somewhere about everything it says.
And just to be clear, in case you are unsure, the voice of the ego is easy to discern. It’s that annoying speaking voice in your head that never goes away, and is fond of keeping you awake at night worrying about all kinds of negative potentialities.
The ego has a nifty trick to fool you into thinking that it’s your own voice that you are listening to. This trick is so stupidly simple, that you are likely to miss it altogether. The trick is to use the word “I” whenever it presents you with its negative ideas so that you will think it is you coming up with this unpleasant stuff.
The Real You
Before we continue about the ego, let’s clarify a few things about your true self. Your real self does not express itself through the mind. It expresses through the heart.
The arrangement as it is meant to be is simple. Your heart is directly connected to God. You are a creation of the infinite love of God, and a direct extension of that infinite power of love. This means that the real you is literally made of love and nothing else.
So it looks like this: First there is God’s infinite love – then you are created in the form of a divine-human presence made of the same love – then that divine-human presence is felt and expressed through the human heart.
Where does the mind fit into this picture? Well, that’s a simple answer when things are lined up as they should be. The mind is meant to exist as a humble servant to the heart. The mind is meant to take the heart’s directive, and create a way to implement that divine directive through the physical body in the form of a life’s purpose.
This all sounds great, doesn’t it? A perfectly beautiful flow of divinity into the world through the real, authentic, divine you.
You might have noticed that the ego is not mentioned in this sequence. In fact, you may notice that in this sequence, the ego is not needed at all! Hmm….