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 signal that the ego is thinking for you. For example, when you ask yourself: “What do I want?” It is the ego who usually first answer, and so you need 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 interest. We ask the follow-up question to make sure that it is we, not the ego, who is in control of our thinking. 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 deciphering and discerning 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 signs that show us that the ego is in control are when you feel, act or react, with judgment, fear, frustration, anxiousness and anger, and resentment. Some signs that show you that your true self is in control are when you feel, act and react, through Love’s expressions such as those of compassion, forgiveness, hope, joy and peace. If you find the ego in control of your thinking, do not despair nor 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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