• How To Recognise A Spiritual Ego

    Article by Kashi

    Nice people often want to help others and spiritual people are no different, but as we begin to seek our own enlightenment, we find out very quickly from those that have gone before us that we can not and must not try to “help” others spiritually, until we have attained our own enlightenment, lest we hinder them.

    We describe the process of self-realization and enlightenment as “waking up” because we have learnt that everything we may not have previously realised is already there.

    We all function normally with our own perspective, born out of our own needs and cultivated by our actions and beliefs throughout our lives. If at some juncture, we begin considering our spiritual side, we soon realise that the boundaries around the ideas we have of ourselves are nothing more than imaginary fences that we have constructed in our psyche, to protect and maintain the idea of who we are in the eyes of others. We encapsulate ourselves as something and someone to present to and function within the world and usually end up making the mistake of believing that we are the act.

    With attention these misconceptions are dismantled and ignited by the fires of our own awareness, resulting in our perspectives widening.

    With a less limited outlook, life feels different, we feel more real and we begin to see the defilements of others easily. Without a very mature humility within our morality or a super keen intelligence, the ego will inflate for a while as we bask in the light of realization, instead of observing that realizations always happen to us, rather than them be by our own doing.


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