There are only
two roads you can take, the road to LOVE or the twisted path of the
ego. One leads to joy and the other to pain. You know you are on the
path of the ego if you have fear, a subtle dread, or depression. You
are on the path to LOVE when you are joyous. On the ego path you are
busy seeking outside yourself for something that can make you happy.
On the road to LOVE you enjoy what you have. The ego is fear of the
future and regret of the past. Love is in between the past and
future. LOVE is Now. The ego is highly invested in the body, its
comfort and pleasure, itís pain and sickness. Love overlooks all
this and thatís how it heals. To love yourself is to heal yourself.
The ego judges
people and separates them. LOVE joins people. The ego judges us
harshly. It makes us seek self- improvement. It says ďThere is
something wrong with meĒ. Too heavy, too old, not good enough,
needing something. All this activity just to escape a judgment. Itís
easier to drop the judgment. Love yourself and then do the next
The first step
on the road to LOVE is to love that which is closest to you, which
is you. Love yourself first and it will radiate out. If you donít
love yourself first all your steps go down the wrong road, colored
by guilt. On the wrong road, no matter what you accomplish you will
still be unhappy. Love is the only thing that will ever satisfy us.
On the road to LOVE the first step is to accept and love yourself
then you can love and accept others. On the path of ego we try to
love others first because we were told we should, but we canít, and
then we feel guilty for that. Ego is guilt LOVE is innocence. The
path to love forgives. The path of ego blames.
The ego tries
to get more because the ego is poverty. In LOVE you give more
because you are overflowing. LOVE is wealth, ego is poverty. The
road to LOVE is relaxed. The path to fear is tense. You know itís
Only when you
Love are you satisfied. With the ego, even when you attain your
desires, you are left unsatisfied. That is where the ego always
leads. The path to LOVE is characterized by faith and letting go.
The ego path is characterized by doubt and clinging. The path of the
ego is the path of this world. The path of ego is the nightly news.
If you want to know what path you are on just notice how you feel.
Itís that simple.
You can be or
do whatever you want in life, but know youíll only find Joy on the
road to LOVE. When you are tempted to walk the other way donít fight
the ego, just let it go. When ego calls you, notice the pain and
fear. Then breathe deep, exhale, sigh, say ahhh, and let it all go.
Ahhh. Exhale your old beliefs and let them go, all of them. Notice
the gap after your exhale and before you inhale again. It is
peaceful. Do this for a few minutes, say a prayer if you want, then
open your eyes, return to the moment and choose love again. Play
more, laugh, be happy, love yourself.