Overcoming Fear and Ego
The ego loves to make up stories and convince you that you ARE those stories.
It likes to get you to associate your sense of self with its many identifications, beliefs, attitudes, thoughts, and more.
Most of all, the ego is continuously trying to take you out of your NOW MOMENT.
The ego wants you to focus on the past and the future, not the present, which is all that exists.
It wants you to forget that now is all that exists, and to start focusing on, worrying about, and remaining incessantly paranoid about the past (a collection of memories, fears, and traumas) and the future (projected thought which will never arrive).
This can cause you to assume a lower frequency than where you’re supposed to be — and, sadly, to spend precious energy you could be allocating to chasing your dreams to defending your ego.
We sometimes project this fear and doubt outwardly as excuses, justifications, or some other cover-up among a plethora of reasons why we “just can’t right now.”
These are all FEAR-BASED DISTORTIONS.
The ego loves to hear you make excuses because they’re proof that you’re succumbing to its insidious chatter.
Refusal to step into your passion for whatever reason just refuels your ego’s fire, keeping it feeling safe and uncompromised.
BUT… what if you legitimately don’t know what your passion actually is?
Then what do you do?
At some point, usually when we become so sick and tired of ego mind identification and equally lost, confused, or plain unsure of the meaning of our life, we are literally forced into this sort of deep and depressive state where nothing seems to make sense anymore.
Life has lost all meaning and it seems almost purposeless.
Things start losing meaning, anxiety begins setting in, and we start getting worried that we might never find something that lights a fire in our hearts (it’s OKAY — I have been there).
For many, this phase of uncertainty is a painful but necessary precursor to emergence.
This stage is called THE DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL.