I have to keep telling myself this one because it’s so true…
In the heat of the moment, ego gives you a very clear signal of what to do.
Being the core of the split mind, it is all about separating. Divide and conquer. To the ego, when you break the situation in half where the ‘good’ side is over here and the ‘bad’ side is over there, half the battle is done. Then you just get to obliterating the bad and all will be better, right?
Division never leads to wholeness.
This is a scientific fact.
As reasonable as it gets.
From cell to atom to molecule to quark to whatever else exists after that, the universe keeps showing us its infinitude by demonstrating that breaking things down is an endless, fruitless game.
We never get to the essence of anything by dividing it. Division never stops. We can divide and conquer over and over again until the end of time and never get to a place of completion.
Completion just is. All of it is whole right now.
Separation is a fool’s errand. It’s the most illogical thing in the world, but to our ego, it seems to be the best bet.
Bringing this thing back down to earth — back down to the heated moment when the ego screams at us to just start breaking things — it makes so much sense at the time.
I don’t know about you, but looking back, the times I’ve listened to my split mind seem so foolish to the higher Self. I never say, You know what, Jonas, good thing you punched that wall and proved to them who was boss. Or, Wow, Jonas, that was one of your shining moments when you told yourself you weren’t good enough to pursue that thing you really wanted to do. Or even, Daaang, Jonas, that was so awesome how you let those people have their way with you so you could be the ‘good guy’ and play the victim — nice work!
Love looks at these moments and says, with a nurturing grin, something along the lines of, Look at what you were making up in that moment. It shows me that the ‘logical’ thing to do at the time turned out out be the most illogical.
In time, only love is logical.
Speaking of time, if we could only see this when the heat is turned on, we’d save ourselves a lot of it.
[Jonas Ellison is a spiritual writer, teacher, practitioner, and an interfaith minister-in-training. He helps people transform their lives through applied spirituality while documenting his journey along the way. To subscribe via email to his updates and exclusive content, click here.]