What would happen if we started being honest with ourselves about who we are, what we really want? What if we started being ruthlessly real?
Our egos may shrink and squirm, afraid to face reality as it is; afraid to bypass all the pretence; afraid to confront the shear nakedness of authenticity.
But maybe if we could evade the grip of our ego-based fears, we could embrace unbiased reality.
Maybe, just then, we’d start to come alive.
It’s from this place that you experience bliss, because there is no ego holding you back from it. There is no hesitation when the ego is not present.
To get rid of ego, practice mindfulness. If you’re not being mindful, you lose awareness of your ability to determine whether you are acting reactively or if you are acting from your authentic self. Remaining in a position of persistent mindfulness is not an easy task. This is not something you will master in a day, a month or even a year.
The more mindful we become, the more we increase our capacity for action that is stripped of pretence and duplicity.