I am a woman and sometimes when I look in the mirror I notice a little too much of what’s wrong–all the flaws. Sometimes I see too much fat, too many flaws in my skin, blah blah blah! Sad, but true. Most of the time, though, I am just in a state of BEING and enjoying life and feeling good.
Every now and then though, I focus in on what’s wrong. We can all be way too physically focused. When we live in our heads, the ego rules the game.
The ego is always concerned with holding you down, keeping you stuck and safe. It likes to compare you with others and compare you with yourself when you were better. And, if you’re a young gorgeous thing, if puffs you up and helps you feel superior physically.
Either way, the ego is not a loving force, it is competitive and judgmental.
When we are living in the present moment and really living life, there are no thoughts about our physicality and how it isn’t measuring up anymore. The present moment is simple, feel good bliss. Lately I’ve been getting glimpses of an unconditional love for my physical self. It’s definitely different than what I’m accustomed to when I look in the mirror. The more time I spend with me, the more I’m starting to really be okay with me.
Not just okay, but really loving me!
Then my ego kicks in and chatters, “you’re only letting go of the physical thoughts of yourself because you’re losing them–you’re becoming unattractive and old-looking so why not learn to let it go”. Thank you for sharing EGO–as Dr. Wayne Dyer says, “Edging God Out”.
When I’m in the comparing, critical mode, I am Edging God Out!
The first step toward spending more time in GOD mode instead of EGO mode is simple– AWARENESS. As soon as you are aware, you are on your way to having far more freedom than you have ever imagined.
So go ahead and get a Glimpse! It all starts with a Glimpse!