Ego Heads Out on the Spiritual Path

Heading out on the spiritual path, Ego at first is nervous. “Well, I’ll give up some of myself, but only if I start feeling better.”

But after the first weekend retreat Ego thinks, This is great, I can really use this. This will make me very special. All these concepts will be the solid foundation that I’ve been needing. With God on my side I’ll be able to control my life the way I want to. And all of these new sensations and states will be entertaining for years.

I love these great new clothes and the beads and the Sanskrit and the meditation cushion and that cool guy up there is my Master (I’m sure he’ll notice me soon). I think I look good in a lotus position. I always knew I deserved this.

I can tell people I’m a Sufi (or would Shaman sound better?). I can take pride in a tradition that goes back thousands of years. This puts me right in there with prophets and gurus and Zen monks and mystics and whirling dervishes.

I always knew I was a very spiritual person. And now I can prove it to others. They’re gonna be amazed at how fast I progress.

Now I’ve got lots of profound ideas to daydream about.

And when I’m enlightened I can leave this boring life behind. I can hardly wait to live in the present moment. I’m sure things will be better than now.

I’m glad I don’t have to be one of those dualistic persons any more.

Finally Ego decides: This is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I love this no-self business.