The ego has programmed us to believe that its judgment-centric mindset is ours. Therefore, do not be surprised or disappointed in yourself if your first reaction is some form of judgment. Instead, learn to see this judgment as a sign that the ego is thinking for you. For example, when you ask yourself: “What do I want?” It is the ego who usually answers first. So it’s helpful to follow that question up with, “What do I really want?” This second question will give you the time to figure out what is truly in your best interests. The follow-up question helps you make sure that you are in control of your thinking, not the ego. The ego answers first in order to make you believe that it is wise and of use to you. If it can convince you of its usefulness, then it can survive and thrive through you.
Today, let us practice becoming better at distinguishing between our programmed self and our true self. Our programmed self is the ego or false self. When the ego-self is thinking or acting for us, it is living our life for us. Some of the signs that show you that the ego is in control are when you feel, act or react with judgment, fear, frustration, anxiousness, anger and resentment. Some of the signs that show you that your true self is in control are when you feel, act and react through Love’s expressions, such as compassion, forgiveness, hope, joy and peace. If you realize that the ego is in control of your thinking, do not despair or punish yourself. Instead, simply recognize what is happening, then take back control of your mind by aligning your thoughts, words and actions with your loving nature.
All glory to God.
Peace, Health, Happiness, Love, Laughter, and Light.
James Blanchard Cisneros
Author of the book “You Have Chosen to Remember”
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