How we see determines what we see.
The ego’s agenda is narcissistic self-development, protection and survival. We reframe reality to reflect the picture we want to see. We look through the lens of our beliefs and create our reality. No wonder we have problems!
Our ego is a construct of our energies for survival:
To have life itself;
To have pleasure;
To have meaning;
When it is focused totally on me it is the construct of my false self – insuring survival but isolation and unhappiness.
This ego is the enemy within; the devil that defeats us.
In the beginning, it is a natural and necessary development of our personal evolution. However, if not transcended, it becomes a false persona that prevents the revelation of our true self.
The truth will set you free; but first it will annoy you!
Herb K. was given the gift of freedom from alcohol February 21, 1984. As a result of the application of the Twelve Steps as contained precisely in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, he experienced a profound spiritual awakening in 1988. Since then he has been very involved in carrying the message of recovery through presentations, facilitating workshops, and leading retreats.
He has authored three books to help people access the instructions and confirm the actual process contained in the Big Book for experiencing a spiritual awakening: Practicing the Here and Now: Being Intentional with Step 11 (2017), Twelve-Step Guide to Using the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book (2004) and Twelve Steps to Spiritual Awakening: Enlightenment for Everyone (2010). His books are available on Amazon and other locations.