We are in the process of cleaning out the clogs that are in our filters. Our HEART, i.e. “love muscle” cannot function properly until we clear out those clogs. In this Change the Filter we will be dealing with one of the biggest clogs in the filter called the ego.
By definition, the ego is a person’s sense of self-esteem or self importance as it relates to the rest of the world. It is the self-conscious part of who we are. The ego isn’t necessarily a bad thing as long as it doesn’t send us on a wild goose chase for our happiness and self worth. The ego is a need-based faculty within each of us and it will always have us reaching into the past or into the futureI for something that we feel will make us happier and more fulfilled. This is a delusion of the ego to keep the ego in tact and self-satisfied. Yet the ego will never allow us to be satisfied and will always keep the carrot just out of our reach, so we continue on this never ending search for a happier self. We must break the insanity of this search and turn inward to find happiness and fulfillment here in the present. We ARE Unconditional Love and that starts with loving ourselves unconditionally in the NOW.
We are a present reality. We do not exist in the past or future. We existed in the past and will exist in the future but WE ARE NOW and we are self-sufficient. We already have everything we need to be happy and at peace. Circumstances may warrant adjustments and change for a healthier life experience but it is well with our souls. The ego’s job is to draw self-esteem from the proper source which is inside our present well. Unfortunately, often times, the ego has us chasing after a past memory or a future dream for our sense of wholeness. This is like the proverbial carrot in front of our face, never reaching the carrot. Searching for something we already have. The past may give us wonderful memories and the future may offer us hope, but reality exists in the present. Unless your ego is drawing from a present, internal source, it’s time to change the filter!