The dilemma of the ego

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It’s end goal is to kill itself.

It longs for love. It really does. 
It wants to feel tapped in and turned on to Source energy and wholeness.

But it also fights it. 
It’s terrified of it.

Because it knows that, if it allows itself to fully experience that love, it vanishes.

This is why we fall in love and then get all weird and sabotage it. It’s why we get that job we’ve been so stoked about and then end of stealing the stapler, spreading rumors, and getting fired.

It’s because the ego leads us to many places through love. But when love starts to become a reality, it realizes that itself and love can’t coexist. Separation (ego) and wholeness (love) cannot be roommates.

This is the dilemma of the ego.

I kinda feel sorry for it. It’s placed itself in a catch-22 situation. Dead if it does. Damned if it doesn’t.

An important thing here is to realize that the ego isn’t a ‘thing’. It’s just an energetic thought-pattern that emanates from the Source energy that all thought emanates from. It’s more of a psycho-spiritual condition than an entity. So don’t make it any more solid than it is.

The ego is just a bad idea we’ve perpetuated: the idea of separation.

Only an idea, it was. 
And only an idea it shall always remain. 
Nothing more.
Nothing less.

When nose to nose with the ego, let that egoic thinking go and fall back into the fresh thinking that emerges out of Source energy. Go with illogical love. Watch and laugh as the ego experiences a moment of bliss before vanishing into the smoke from which it came from.

Love you too, ego…
Love you too.

Jonas Ellison is a spiritual writer, teacher, practitioner, and an interfaith minister-in-training. He helps people deepen their lives through applied spirituality while documenting his journey along the way.

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