3 Ways Ego Upstages Purpose
No matter how smart you or I think we are, no one can think two thoughts at the same time! It may ‘look’ like we do, and absolutely on some days I sure ‘feel’ like I’m doing ten things in the same instant, it just is not so.
This is important because the ONLY thing over which human beings have control over … is WHAT WE THINK!
To make that choice you must know some things about ego and purpose. They are somewhat like the proverbial devil and angel.
The ego is a collection of beliefs (paradigms or habitual thoughts) about ourselves and our abilities that show up particularly when we attempt to think or do something new … something that would take us out of our comfort zone.
Comfort zone is where we are very clear about everything.
that’s why it’s comfortable!
We each have ultimately the same purpose — to serve others. Our unique purpose and vehicle for service, lies within in our DNA.
Ego is managed by our subconscious mind, where Purpose is managed by universal energy or the God-like part of us and our connection thereto.
You know your Ego is in the way of your Purpose this way:
- You have a new idea and you ‘hear’ yourself thinking: “I can’t do this, I’ve tried before and failed, I’m not smart enough,” etc. THE EGO IS A LIAR! IT IS OUR ENEMY! WE CAN BE, DO OR HAVE ANYTHING WE WANT!
- You share your ideas with others who ‘agree’ with your Ego and you find yourself ‘dropping’ the idea. THE EGO WON AGAIN AND YOU GAVE UP CONTROL OF THE ONLY THING OVER WHICH YOU HAD CONTROL!
- You sign up for a class and the night before, you find yourself coming up with a dozen reasons NOT to take the class. EGO MANAGES OUR THOUGHTS MORE THAN WE DO! And you find yourself questioning your own choices.
Take heart. We all have Egos and we all have Purpose. The difference between those who are wealthy, happy AND healthy, the 3%, is that these folks have learned and honed the skills to SHUT DOWN the Ego’s voice so as to allow in the whisper of Purpose.
©Leslie Flowers April 2012, personal growth expert, helps mature women re-engineer their lives following a whole life shock. You may read her archived voluminous personal growth teachings — Drops of Awareness — at PathsofChange.com, which house each step on her own path of change over the past 10 years. You can see Leslie presenting April 27 and 28 at the Southern Womens Show at the State Fairgrounds. Topic: Believe~2~Succeed.