If your Ego stepped aside, what would your Higher Self have you do?
If we could practice setting our Egos aside, I think we’d all feel freer, move faster towards our goals, be kinder to each other and in general, live more authentic lives. Not that this is an easy thing to do. It falls into the category of simple, but not necessarily easy. What keeps it from being easy? Our Ego protects us; it keeps us from stepping out on a limb where there might be “perceived” danger…danger where someone else will think we are odd or crazy. There might even be people who won’t like us anymore. We seek approval from others so powerfully, that it can keep us from being ourselves and reaching our full potential.
Think about the people who don’t care what others think and live truly authentic lives. They are actually the people we end up admiring and who have a devoted following. It may have been hard for them at first, but as they have stepped into living authentically, the magic happened. They are an inspiration to all of us. Those people who heed the call within have set aside their Egos and marched bravely forward to live the life they came here to experience.
When we hide behind our Egos, we are not sharing the gifts or learning the lessons that we came to this earth to experience. Who will not be healed, or uplifted, or make more money because you hid behind your Ego? I know from first-hand experience because I have been a hider too. I see it clearly now though, as I had been giving power to my Ego and rather than my higher self. It was an excuse and it was getting in the way. I no longer want to be screaming “wait!!!”and “I need more time to live up to my potential!!”
Go for it!
So what is it for you? Do you long to make changes in your life that you know you need to make? Do you need to get the message out to the world about a topic near to your heart? Or are you like me and you just need to own your gifts fully and completely?
I really do believe owning our full potential is a chance to grow; an opportunity to recognize the beautiful truth of our beings. Gently set your Ego aside and do the thing that the little voice inside of you, your Inner Guidance, is nudging you to do. You always know that it is your Inner Guidance and not your Ego when there is a gentle pull with no fear or anxiety around it. Following your heart will always benefit you and the people who are waiting for you to show up. Are you ready?