Imagine a world where there was no love. No joy. No sense of awe and wonder.
There was only fear. Fear of being:
- a failure
- not good enough
If that’s where you lived, what would you want?
Someone, to offer you a warm embrace, a bit of kindness? To welcome you, see, listen to, and cherish you? To show you a world of compassion, joy, pleasure, peace, and the radiance of life?
Because that world of emptiness and fear is the land of the ego.
The ego does not exist in physical world reality. You can’t give it to someone to hold like you can your phone or a bottle of water. It only lives in your mind through images of the past and future. Which means it cannot see the fullness of you nor the beauty of life.
Love resides in the present. That’s the only moment that’s real, where linear time aligns with divine time.
The ego cannot experience the present, which means it cannot experience love.
That’s right, your ego can never know love. Not on its own.
However, you can show it love.
A blind person depends on descriptions from others to take in the world.
Your ego is blind to love. It only exists in images of past or future, so helping it see the present is a way to demonstrate and so and describe what love is. Your insecure, fear-based thoughts are simply wanting your attention and reassurance.
If you want to test this out for yourself, try this: Pause. Take a breath. Channel your biggest cheerleader—someone who sees you more than you see yourself—and inwardly talk to your ego. Tell it what you see right now.
“Fear of failure, I’m here. I know you can’t see what I see, so let me tell you. I’m sitting in a rocking chair looking at a bright blue cloudless sky. The sun is shining above my head. I can feel its warmth on my skin. Skin that is starting to show a life well lived. One where I’ve gotten to hike stunning hills, dance on Broadway, hold hands with my beloved, train rescue dogs, embrace and uplift my clients—and so much more.”
With just that little reflection, I can feel my ego starting to loosen its grip. I can feel myself grounding more into NOW—the place where Love is always waiting.
What about you? What do you notice when you share what you see with your ego?
Write back and tell me what a stand for love you are for yourself and your ego!
With Fierce Loving,