One of the reasons this world continues to be as it is, and surely the main reason you are unhappy, is due to your hiding and giving up. Sure, if you like this world as it is and you are happy, then you can continue to hide and give up. Yet, if this is not the case, then you probably need to stop hiding and expose your truth.
Many people believe that giving up what you love, your dreams and wishes is a way to let go of your ego. They spend their life repressing themselves, avoiding exposure, denying what they want, frustrating their desires. They consider this a noble behaviour, aimed at defeating the ego and surrendering to God.
They may be right and they are entitled to their views and experiences.
But what if this hiding and giving up is the best way for the ego to dominate human consciousness?
The strongest ego is the one that pretends not to be the ego and accuses others of being it. Every time that you hear that voice inside or outside of you saying something like: “leave it, don’t do it, this comes from your ego”, of one thing you can be almost sure, that voice belongs to the ego.
The ego is based on illusion, lies and deceits.
The main strategy of the ego involves hiding and giving up.
The ego does not introduce itself saying: “Good morning, I am the ego, and now I am going to deceive you!”
The ego never shows itself openly and, if it does so, this is very rare. In this case it is a naive, transparent or honest ego, which is not afraid of being seen as an ego, which does not hide. If you meet an ego of this type, you are lucky, and perhaps you can even trust it.
The most ruthless and heinous ego regularly hides itself, denying to be the ego.
Hence, to return to what I was saying from the start.
If there is something you keep hiding about what you love, gives you joy and motivation, something you give up because you don’t feel worthy or you are afraid about what other people think…
Expose what you have hidden so far, accept to fully live what you have given up.
Thanks to you this worlds may change.
And also stop being deceived by the voice inside or outside you that tells you that you behaviour comes from the ego. In the worst case scenario, it can indeed be the ego, yet at least it is an honest ego.
© Franco Santoro