Taking Control Of Your Thoughts


“Ego” is a Latin and Greek (ἑγώ) word meaning “I”, often used in English to mean the “self”, “identity” or other related concepts.

I learned a valuable lesson these past few days. Despite all the positive thinking, despite all that I have accomplished. One thing I have NOT yet been able to conquer completely is, the EGO. You know? That small little voice that speaks to all of us, that voice that tell us we can’t when we know full well we can, that itty, bitty voice that says: STOP! YOU’RE CRAZY, YOU CAN’T DO THAT! Everyone who is reading this right now have heard that voice, so many of us actually listen to its words of doubt and fear. There are so many external forces that feeds that Ego, so many walls of doubt that floods your goal, your dreams leaving us wallowing in self pity and depression.


To conquer the Ego we must first understand it, Sri Chinmony says………………”The ego does not see the truth; it does not feel the truth. The ego binds. The ego separates. The ego casts asunder the wisdom in us. When the ego expresses itself through self-delusion, it tells us that we can do nothing. Feel that your ego is a thief inside you. When you see a thief, what do you do? You chase him. Feel that a thief has entered into you, into your room of aspiration. Start chasing your ego, the thief, early in the morning. In the evening, you will be able to catch it. Once you catch it, cut it into pieces with your naked inner sword of universal oneness. If you can really feel that your ego is a thief, a day will come when you will be able to catch it. It may not come all at once, but if you know that something is stolen and you have seen the thief, you will continue searching. Your search is bound to be rewarded one day. When you catch the ego, what will happen? Your sword of universal oneness will transform it.” ~From the book Two Devouring Brothers: Doubt And Ego .


When we set our goals, it’s not for us to ask ‘the how’ these things are going to happen, because God is already conspiring to give them to us…….Matthew 7:7 says “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” To overcome my doubts, my fears and regroup getting back on track with my goals. I had to breathe in the goodness of my soul, trust that everything I ask for, I will receive. In doing all this, meant releasing my ego.


© Etta D. Richards


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