The greatest gift that I have learned in this lifetime is to live my life by these three phrases: Love your ego, love your life and lead by example.
Like many souls, I once believed that enlightenment was reached by ridding oneself of ego. In my early teens, I was so frustrated by the power my ego had over me that I broke down in uncontrollable tears. I asked the divine why I was struggling with detaching from my ego.
Then, like a divine lightning bolt hitting me I realized, “trying to rid yourself of ego is your ego’s work”. It had me chasing a ghost, spinning in circles distracting me of who I really was and what my true life purpose would be. If the divine had created me with my ego intact then there had to be a reason I had an ego.
That reason is my ego allows me to fully experience my humanity here on this earth. I started to be thankful for my ego instead of fighting it and I embraced what it had to say to me. I learned what my ego was fearful of and instead of fleeing from it I spoke to my ego with love and kindness. I thanked my ego for showing me what it was fearful of because now I knew what I needed to accomplish in this life. Our greatest fears can become our greatest accomplishments….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.
Tara Taylor is an intuitive counselor, motivational speaker, published author and an expert on the ego, intuition and emotions.
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