(Ana Maria, a student of Rational Culture Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL)
What is the ego?
Is there more than one type of ego?
Does the ego help us out of or into the density?
Is it possible to get rid of it? But then, in what ways can we achieve that?
THE STEPS TO OVERCOME THE EGO
When giving up your arguments to be always right, you will strengthen the connexion with the intension. Nonetheless, it is important to watch the Ego, because it is an implacable fighter.
I have seen people ending up with their wonderful relationships for being adamant in their arguments to be right. You should pay attention to the will controlled by the Ego. If you are in the middle of an argument, it is wise to ask yourself what is more important: To be right or to be happy?
Once you opt to be happy, lovely and willing to reach a more spiritual depth, then, you will strength your connection with the intention. This action will bring all the Universal Source on your side and your life will be more creative to which you were predestinated.
LEAVE OUT THE NEED TO BE SUPERIOR
The true nobleness is not a question of being better than the others. It is, however, being better than you were before. Focus on your growth and be aware that no one in this planet is better than anyone else.
We all have emanated from the same creative Power. We all have the mission to fulfill our planned essence, so all we need is to fulfill our destiny which is at our reach.
Nonetheless, such task cannot be achieved if we keep thinking that we are superior to the others. Consider the old saying: “We are all equal before God. So, you ought to leave out your need to be superior and try to grasp God’s significance in each one of us.
Never judge people by their appearances, achievements, possessions or other yardsticks put by the Ego.After projecting feelings of superiority, you will get given to yourself, in response, other feeling of resentment and hostility. These feeling take us away from the intention.
The distinction leads to comparisons. It is based on what the other lacks and it lingers on the search and ostentation of the faults that have been perceived. You are much more than your conquests and victories.One thing is to enjoy competing and having fun in a world where winning is essential; however you do not need to keep it in your thoughts. There are no losers in a world where everyone is partaking in the same source of energy. It just tells us that one day your performance was a little above the average, but don’t forget that each day is a different day and new situations and conditions will emerge in your life.You are the infinite presence kept in a body where you are, and each day and decade you grow older. Stop being obsessed for victory; stop worrying about the idea of losing – for it is all fear of the Ego. When your body is not responding to your expectations it just means you are not identifying yourself with the Ego.
Nonetheless, you should learn how to watch and appreciate everything without the need to win a prize. Suddenly victories will pave the way in your life when you least expect them to happen.
LEAVE OUT THE IDEA OF ALWAYS HAVING TO BE RIGHT
The Ego is the root of all conflicts and misunderstandings because it propels us to assume wrong judgments over the others. If the person is hostile it is so, because he or she lost connection with the power of intention.
The Light Being of the Creation is generous, lovely and receptive; free from anger, resentment or bitterness. Once we cease trying to impose our righteousness over the discussions and relationships, we are telling very clearly to the Ego, “I will to decline the need to be right. I’m no longer your slave.”Give yourself the opportunity to feel better when telling other people how right they are, and thank them for offering you a direction to the truth about yourself. Come and meet the Rational Culture in the Rational Culture Books! The true light of humanity! Make this contact!
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