People are surprised to encounter a great deal of chaos when theygo inside. Not only is the mind restless and wayward, the egooffers its own agenda. Having touched on the ego's needs to assertits demands, one shouldn't have the impression that it is an enemy.The ego has its proper place. The same holds true for the mind withits confusing stream of jumbled ideas, beliefs, desires, fantasies,and emotions. Its chaos poses problems when you try to see yoursoul clearly, yet the mind has an enormous capacity to perceivereality in new ways. In their proper place, mind and ego are to be cherished as allies.Remind yourself of this in the long campaign to bring balance backto your inner world. Ego and mind will seem to fight against you,but in truth they harbor their own spiritual goals, not to ruleover the soul but to be absorbed in its domain of light. One of thebest ways to allow your ego to be absorbed in spirit is to witnessit silently. You do this by just observing your own reaction tosituations, circumstances, people, and events. In the merewitnessing of these, you will begin to see a transformation, and abalancing of body, mind, and spirit.
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