Monday, August 11, 2014
ego vs. soul
Your ego will make an argument for why you have to sell out. It will rationalize that you need security, safety, certainty, acceptance, and a paycheck. It will speak in the voice of your greatest fears, threatening you with loss of status, money, or approval unless you compromise what your soul knows. Sure, betraying your soul in this way gains you security and popularity, but at what price?
Abiding by your soul’s integrity is hard. It won’t necessarily make you popular or put you next in line for that promotion. Such a commitment is not for the faint of heart. You may have to say “NO”- a LOT. If you grew up in a dysfunctional family and you start to avoid being codependent, people you love may not support you. To them you appear unpredictable, because you’re not ruled by the fears that people use to control one another, and this unpredictability makes some people wary.
You may start to trigger others, especially the ones who have rationalized why they’re selling out their own souls every day. You become a mirror those who sell out can’t stand to look in.