It is in letting go…that new life can begin.
(Listen to my song “Pour Me Out” by clicking HERE)
Make known to me your ways, Lord; teach me your paths.
Most people have no idea that their ego is running their lives until it is suggested to them. Even then…they may not understand.
I had no concept of this until I read authors like Richard Rohr, Thomas Keating and Thomas Merton.
When the ego is in charge…you operate as though you are center of the universe which creates inner angst and turmoil since you clearly are not!
An ego-centered person looks at the world with a judgmental eye…dividing everything into what “I” like and what “I” don’t like. This is in and this is out.
The truth is…God is at the center.
God holds all and loves all equally and wants us to do the same.
All things belong.
We and everything else are here through our Loving Creator’s desires.
To know God’s ways…we first must die to our ways.
In other words, our egos must lose control.
Contemplative prayer and meditation are practices that will help.
Jesus gave us the perfect model of “kenosis” which is defined as the ‘self-emptying’ of one’s own will in order to become entirely receptive to God’s divine will.
This is the path of coming to know your true self.
It’s also the path to participating in making the world a more loving, merciful, forgiving and compassionate place (kingdom of God).
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Remember…God loves you!