Let us no longer look for fulfillment with the ego as our guide. Let us no longer look for clarity, joy, love, peace and understanding, where there is none to find. The ego would have us focus our search on “what” we do, what that physical job description is, how valued our peers, family or society perceived it to be, and how many paper strips and metal disks we can accumulate for our efforts. Truth would have you focus your search on “why” you do something, and “how” it makes you feel. There are very deep and sacred reasons why you specifically love and are passionate about certain things, activities, and subjects. This is not by chance. What fulfills you, your own individual passions, hopes, desires and dreams, are very specific to you, and thus why they can begin to show you, the keys to the purpose of your unique and sacred mission here on Earth. On the other hand, the ego’s only mission for you, is to continue helping it exist, and it does this through the act of judgment. The act of judgment, is not in alignment with Love’s expressions, such as those of clarity, joy, love, peace and understanding. The ego’s only interest in you is that you continue, in whatever forms you want, to judge yourself or others, for whatever reasons you can come up with. The ego does not care what those reasons are, or that your level of pain is increased by your judgments of self and others, in fact it delights in your level of pain going up, because it knows that there is a direct correlation between the pain you are feeling and the amount of judgments you are willing to disperse. The more pain you are in, the more judgmental you will become. The more judgmental you are, the more pain you will experience. Pain and judgments are both wins for the ego. Understanding this, that the ego is fueled through judgment, and that judgment brings you pain and suffering, why would you ever again want to use the ego as your guide?
How many times must we follow the ego’s map of dead-end roads, to figure out that it is not guiding us to our desired destination? How many times must we experience and cause each other pain and suffering, before we start asking ourselves, whose guidance are we following that is responsible for us choosing such self-destructive behaviors? How many times must we search for, look into and open the ego’s so-called treasure chest, to figure out that it has nothing of true value to offer us? Today, let us make a conscious effort, to overlook the ego’s programming. The ego’s programming occurs anytime we choose our judgments of self and others over our full trust in the perfection of God’s plan. Today, let us not pay attention to the names and descriptions that the ego gives, to whatever it is, that we enjoy and love to do. It does not matter what the ego calls what fulfills us, how it defines it, or what value it places on it, if we love it and find joy, value, peace and a sense of purpose in it, then it is right for us. Today, every expression of love, no matter how the ego defines it, is a blessing to all who are consciously choosing to be in alignment with such a path. Be it called a doctor or street sweeper, a police officer or Wall Street broker, they are all, if they fulfill you, an expression of your passions, hopes, desires and dreams, and thus of equal worth. Their true value resides in how they make you feel while you are doing it, and not what the so-called title of the job is, or how much it pays. Is the physical expression of what you are choosing to do with your time, focus and energy, bringing you a sense of purpose, peace of mind and joy? Is your work fulfilling? Are you passionate about it? It is by answering these questions that you will begin to figure out if what you are doing, is truly what you have come here to do, and if what you are doing, is truly right for you.
Today, imagine having no pressures from society, from your peers, family or friends, what would you begin to do with your life? How would you begin to spend your time? What parts of your life would you begin to focus more of your energy on? It is not important to completely change everything you are doing overnight, but it is important to start getting a clearer picture of what the physical expressions of your passions, hopes, desires, and dreams, look like. Today, let us start taking small steps towards them. Let us start spending a little more of our time, energy, effort and focus, each day on aligning with the version of our highest, happiest, and most passionate self. As you move in their direction, you will start to notice your external environment shifting in order to support your effort. As we start realizing the true internal power that we have to direct our focus, the world’s pressures and control over our mindset and what we choose to do, will begin to diminish. Today, let us realize, that our beliefs in other people’s so-called pressures on us, are just symbols that show us that we are buying into the ego’s programs and mindset as real. Let us no longer blame the ego, our parents, society or our peers, for thinking this way, instead let us realize that it is not because of our programming that we act in this manner, but because we ourselves have bought into this programming as real. Do not despair, for if it is we who have bought into the programming, then it is also we who can begin to deprogram ourselves and start to more consciously live the life that we desire. The power we have, over the world we see, and how we interact with it, is always within us, not outside of us. If we are feeling pressured, let us not judge and curse the world as the ego would have us do, instead let us shift our mindset, how we are reacting to those so-called pressures, in order to realize how little power the ego truly has over the life that we want to experience.
Today, let us awaken to the realization, that a lack of passion and fulfillment, does not result because we are not worthy of such a life, but because we are allowing, unconscious of it as we may be, the ego to direct and live our lives for us. When we are allowing the ego to rule over us, it is not the truth in us who is living our life, it is a sleep walking zombie version of us, a programmed robotic version, that has taken our place. Let us today not put ourselves or others down for sleep walking through life, instead let us simply become, each and every day, a little more consciously aware and awake to when we are, and when are not, allowing the ego to rule over us. With this self-awareness, let us begin to take conscious steps towards aligning with our own individual and unique passions, desires, hopes and dreams. As we do so, we chip away at the ego’s control over us, and begin to take greater conscious control and personal responsibility over the life we are living.
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All glory to God.
Peace, Health, Happiness, Love, Laughter, and Light.
James Blanchard Cisneros
Author of the book “You Have Chosen to Remember: A Journey of Self-Awareness, Peace of Mind and Joy”
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