Have you been going through a time of struggle and question lately? I know I have been. With the changes in my business I have been doing a lot of inner work as I clear through many issues.
You often hear me talk about messengers who have messages for us. One showed up today with an interesting message. A very good friend of mine, Larry Koftinoff, shared this in his weekly newsletter and I wanted to share it with you…this is the section he wrote about the ego. You may find his writing opens a door in becoming aware of what we may not be aware of:
“Love is demanding. It demands that you forsake the ego… the stories… the illusions… all discriminating thought must be surrendered. The ego creates a barrier or a veil that between you and reality as it is. The ego finds its work in continually interpreting reality… always finding ways to distort the truth… always wanting to be elsewhere than where it finds itself. Its nature is that of a commentator… always analyzing the experience and trying to distort what is. It will tell you that “mmm… you like this” or “you don’t like that” or “I hate my job” or “I wish I would lose some weight”…. never quite satisfied with what is… always wanting to comment.
The ego is quick… before you even realize it has coloured your perception of an experience… it has done its quick work and contaminated the experience… it has come in because your nature of patterned experience has allowed it.
Think of the ego like a servant… standing at the gateway to your heart and allowing in only a small percentage of truthful experience. Some say that it could be as little as 5%… as one awakens… it slowly gets up to 10, 20 30 ,40% and more. This servant is doing its job… analyzing at light speed every action, every perception, every emotion, every experience and then it will compare it to its data banks and spit out a commentary before we realize any of this is going on.”
Can you relate to what Larry has shared? Can you relate to the commentator inside who is so quick to ‘judge’ whatever is or isn’t happening around us? The ‘judging’ is part of the reactions.
As you go about your weeks ahead, start to notice what your commentator may be saying. Every day brings about opportunities to learn and grow. There is no good nor bad, right or wrong. We start from where we are now and move forward with awareness.