Befriending...
Always looking out for number 1, our ego does what it thinks is best for us. It keeps us safe. But, in doing so, we often don’t venture outside of our comfort zone. Our ego wants to be right all the time. But, in doing so, we find ourselves in unnecessary arguments and usually with the people we love the most. Our ego is our identity. But, our identity isn’t truly who we are. In this profound meditation, Katie teaches us a practice that allows us to understand and ultimately befriend our ego. Aware of the subtle waves of my breath, I settled on a bench, feeling the cool air on my cheeks. While taking in all of my surroundings, I noticed a little girl sitting next to me. I touched her hand and a recent memory of when I was mad flashed before my eyes. Reliving this time, I felt my blood begin to boil. I touched her back and recalled a time in which I felt scared. Reliving this time, I felt my heart pounding and belly quivering. I touched the top of her and a recent time I was sad flashed before my eyes. Reliving this time, I felt the heaviness in my heart and the wetness from tears rolling down my cheeks. I got down on my knees in front of this little girl and looked her right in the eyes. Realizing that this little girl was my ego, I understood why she has showed up at various times of my life and why she had been acting the way she has. Embracing her, I watched her walk away. Free from my ego, I felt an immense peace inside. There was no voice telling me to do anything. There was no voice questioning my actions. Indeed, without hearing her voice, I felt my true self. I Am Absolutely Limitless! Knowing that she will be back, I realize that I will need to recognize her when she tries to invade my mind and body with negative thoughts and emotions. Having a distance, but healthy relationship with her will allow me to continue this journey humbled and grateful. Thank you, Katie! Namaste 🙏🏻❤️☮️