The Spiritual Ego says: “Look for truth! Develop your personality to make it the most sophisticated possible! Be spiritual!”The Ego-dominated mind keeps coming up with new and new programmes: “Do this! Do that! Then all your problems will be solved.” You try to obey, but in the meanwhile you are wasting your entire life.Personality development is one of the most dangerous traps on our spiritual Journey along the road.
The more energy we invest into, for instance, the decoration of our spiritual mask, the more powerfully we will identify with it, and insist on it so desperately that we will be eventually unable to abandon it!In this way, self-development only polishes the spiritual Ego shinier and more impressive. In reality, it is the spiritual Ego that instigates the individual’s start a spiritual Journey on the road.
It is a defensive mechanism of the mind! It diverts our attention from the possibility of a real internal change by adding an attractive new mask to our collection!Be aware that Truth is already there in you, here and now in the present moment! Search will only take truth farther away from you, as it either keeps seeking in the future, or presents old obsolete truths of the past to you.
Source: 3 Mind Games of the Spiritual Ego – Waking Times : Waking Times