You Are NOT “All That” March 9, 2016Posted by nrhatch in Mindfulness, People, Spirit & Ego.
My nieces and nephews adored us when they were too little to know any better.
Now, with the utmost discernment, they let us know that we are NOT “all that” any more.
Should we be hurt?
Of course not.
Just because Ego enjoyed the adoration that flowed from their younger selves doesn’t mean that Ego is entitled to it for the duration.
* If Ego wants something, and gets it, Ego may be happy for a time. Until a new desire arises.
* If Ego wants something, and we withhold it, Ego may be unhappy for a time. Until a new distraction arises.
The cause of Ego’s happiness or unhappiness is the thoughts Ego chooses to think.
Ego is a toddler, often in the throes of the terrible twos. Giving in to Ego’s incessant demands each time Ego insists it “needs” something, doesn’t help in the long run.
Once Ego’s current “needs” have been met, Ego will desire something else and something else and something else.
What Ego really needs is to grow up and realize that it makes no sense to put its happiness in someone else’s pocket.
The pain of rejection at the level of Ego is often the catalyst for spiritual growth.
Once Ego realizes that happiness lies within, it begins to see through the illusion that it “needs” anything other than what it already has.
With that shift in perspective, self-created suffering dissipates into the ether.
We realize that we ARE “all that” . . . and MORE!
Aah . . . that’s better!