The struggle ego drives against allowing truth to be heard can at times be much stronger than others, especially when off center.
Ego doesn’t have to win though.
Ego wants us alone, isolated. It wants us to view ourselves as separate, different. It wants to keep us afraid, especially of closeness to others.
There are people that come into our lives that encourage us to be and do better. They encourage us to continue to grow, even when our mind has us in its grip and fights it. They carry the light for us when we feel like we can’t.
As uncomfortable as it can be because ego always wants to be in charge, when someone speaks truth, our soul hears it.
We recognize truth not from the specific person speaking it but because it is already within us. They just are a mirror of the truth we already know.
But we need those mirrors so we can be reminded when we forget. Those people placed around us who work to raise consciousness are gifts of the universe to hold close.
Ego wants us anywhere but the present because everything we need is there. In the present moment there is nothing to fear. The people we love are in the present. God is in the present. Yet ego refuses to look in right here and now for completeness because it can’t survive there.
There is nothing in future moments that will make us whole, yet we rush to them chasing that lie. If we just get this thing, that amount of money, approval from “them”, job security, the right partner, ego says then we will feel complete.
We get these things and sure enough, wholeness is not found.
Ego just wants something more.
But we are only ever in the here and now.
Completeness and wholeness is right here, in this moment.
And that is the truth.