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52 Weeks of InfiniteFulfillment: Week 24-Ego Is Necessary

‘The object of all life is development.  Everything that lives has an inalienable right to all the development it is capable of attaining.  …Every person naturally wants to become all that he is capable of becoming; this desire to realize innate possibilities is inherent in human nature.’….. Wallace D. Wattles, 1910

I have made my point many times over the weeks of writing this blog:  We are essence and we are expression – body, mind, and soul.  These form us, our relationships and our circumstances.  Together, they are the source  of what we have, what we do, and who we be.  Planted in Desire, we are creators of destiny, the vehicles through which thought and intention take root and the containers in which these same thoughts and intentions are held for flourishing.  That old adage ‘we create our destiny’  is true… and it includes a twist on what we’ve heard spoken and seen written so many times before.

To ‘create our destiny’, ego is necessary.

I am NOT referring here to ego as the force that runs the personality or drives our plotting and planning.

I am referring to ego that is the enduring and conscious element that knows experience and is capable of holding that experience and communicating it in his own way.

This ego I am speaking of does NOT look ‘out’ to research trends, analyze strategy or figure out plans and plots.

This ego I am speaking of deliberately listens ‘in’ to hear ideas, source vision, give thought and receive action.

This is the distinction and the permanent difference between the ego that pushes and pulls for what we WANT and the ego that creates and holds what we DESIRE.

On that note, here is our living question – our InfiniteFulfillment question to live for this week:

Which is running me, the ego of Want or the ego of Desire?

2 Responses to “52 Weeks of InfiniteFulfillment: Week 24-Ego Is Necessary”

  1. Ron Piper says:

    Yes, there are indeed two operating egos. Our daily ego – the one that is woven into pride and vulnerability – stops us from learning and developing because it foolishly and misguidedly is always trying to get something for us. That other ego, though, is beautiful because it says ‘Enrich me, develop me, I don’t care what I lose in the process. To learn and to develop we have to park that familiar ego. Let it go elsewhere whilst you get on with the job of becoming the person you want to be. We seem to be hard wired to bring good into our lives. We are wired for positive intentions. Perhaps we should take advantage of this and make sure that are intentions are properly aligned on our essence.

  2. Sylvia says:

    If we are hard wired to bring good into our lives, wired for positive intemtions, how is it sometimes — seemingly from out of the blue — an apparent ‘negative experience engulfs us in a sea of sorrow, either for ourselves or another? We could say our soul journey requires this experience to unfold to reveal a deeper layer of awareness and connection to what may be the subconscious positive intention. The egos of which we speak are an engima to me. I can only do my best to listen with a compassionate and willing heart to what the overt and underlying intention may be and recognize, ultimately, both egos want me to have a fulfilling life expereince.

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