There are many concepts concerning ego explained in Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. I highly recommend reading it. Ideally, to be spiritual We should essentially remove Ourselves from all ideas We have attached to Our sense of self. Tolle also eloquently explains how this is impossible to do. The most We can reasonably hope to do is to try and be aware of the ideas We have conceptualized Our self to be.
I realized yesterday that the real reason I don’t want to discuss My job is not because its boring, but because My ego has associated itself with the spirit. In a tough economy many people would say I should be proud to have been fortunate enough to find a job so quickly, many would even say that collecting money for charities is a suitable spiritual fit for Me. Yet I have determined My ego should be defined by spirit and I know My spirit is capable of greater good than collecting for charities.
And this is why I am here, writing today. I was ashamed to admit that I must work to support the truth I want to share – so much so that I could not even see the gift I gave Myself.
Neale Donald Walsh also explains many metaphors for truth reflected in the English language in his trilogy Conversations With God, another recommended read. The word present refers to now, this moment. It also refers to a gift. This is to remind Us that every moment is a gift We previously sent (present) Ourselves to realize Our highest spiritual potential.
I have a comfortable apartment and I’m surrounded by family and friends. I’ve created a situation that allows Me to market and publish My Book and a means to maintain it. My return to mainstream life is also a return to mainstream media. The media gives Me more to write about in My blog as events continue to confirm theories from My book.
I am thankful for the present I gave Myself.