Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Ego versus Spirit

The ego needs recognition. The spirit does not need to thank itself.
- Stuart Wilde

The ego wants to be noticed. It needs stroking, pumping up and limelight. The ego needs to compete to prove it is better. It senses danger around every corner, difficulty in every challenge and trouble coming through everyone. The ego can never be enough, do enough or have enough. The goal of the ego is to be well liked and authorized because, for some reason, it does not feel qualified. The spirit is qualified by light. The light of truth, peace, joy and love. It does not seek to condemn, condone or compromise what it is. It simply knows and is it.

The spirit does what it can and moves on to something else. It does not ask for an award or wait for rewards, it is just spirit being spirit. One of the difficult problems in the world is the competition of egos. They want to be noticed and applauded so they compete and dominate. When we truly understand that we are spiritual beings, we will no longer have a need for recognition. We will do what we can because we can do it by virture of the light of the spirit. Today can we go unnoticed?

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