Get Rid of that Ego
December 02, 2012
I have been thinking about my ego lately. In order to do that, I have to get out of my body and into the gap. What I mean is to try and silence the thoughts and become more aware of what I’m saying and thinking at the time. It means putting my ego aside and being still.
I was reflecting this morning about how many years ago I lived along the ocean and the many walks I took along the boardwalk. It didn’t matter what the weather was, I was there at the boardwalk watching the tides. Gazing upon the rocks, shells, and foamy waves, I would really reflect on my ego. My ego can certainly get in the way of growing in my life. My untamed ego will most certainly get in the way of any divine experience that is waiting for me, if I allow it.
I have recently been dabbling in meditation. When I start to meditate, I begin to still my mind. However, the stillness turns into business within a snap of my fingers. The distractions become evident within minutes, I have to begin all over again, which only leads to frustration.
I started searching for books and CDs on meditation, and I stumbled across a great little resource by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer called Getting in the Gap: Making Conscious Contact with God through Meditation. The book also includes a CD for meditation practice.
In Dr. Dyer’s book, there is a quote from Mother Meera who was an ashram in Germany. People from all over the world would visit her. According to Dr. Dyer, she was one of the most ego-free divine beings on this planet.
To give life, we must enter the void, the silence between our thoughts. Here is the unbounded, the formless; this gap is the source of all manifestation, all creation. This is the place where synchronicity begins to unfold and where the seemingly impossible takes place. Manifesting doesn’t come from entering a religious building or subscribing to a particular organized faith. Mother Meera described this principle when asked if she wanted to begin a religion. Her response was, "No, the divine is the sea. All religions are rivers leading to the sea. Some rivers wind a great deal. Why not go to the sea directly?"
If you are trying to slow down, meditate, and see and experience the simple things in life during the oncoming holiday season, this would be a handy little book to help you get rid of that active ego and enjoy your days ahead.