Recognizing Ego and Spirit

Recognition

Morning mediations
taught me
to recognize…

the tone,
the look,
and the ways
of Ego,
Light Ego,
and of
Spirit.

And in recognizing them,
I learned I had more control
then I ever
thought
possible.

Simply by
being aware,
and adjusting
my
focus.

The Dark Side of Ego

The dark side of ego destroys

It smells
acidic
foul,
and rotting.

It tastes
bitter
spoiled,
and nauseating.

It sounds like
screams,
cries,
and yelling.

It looks like
fear,
anxiety,
and anger.

It feels
isolating,
petrifying,
and destructive,
first to yourself
and then others.

The Light Side of Ego

There can be light in the dark:

It smells
like fresh rain,
fruits,
and flowers.

It tastes
pure,
sweet,
and nourishing.

It sounds like
rhythm,
and song,
and laughter.

It looks like
beauty,
gatherings,
and adventure.

It feels
entertained,
amused,
and driven.

The Light

Darkness
can not
infiltrate
the light,

but light
can
infiltrate
the darkness.

The similarities between Spirit
and Light Ego,
is that they smell, taste,
and often look the same.

Yet they sound,
and feel
different.

Light Ego is a bee hive,
but Spirit is babbling brook.

Light Ego feels exhilaration and excitement,
where Spirit feels calm and content.

Ego is beauty paraded.
Spirit is humble:
clean, yet, well kept.

Ego can be complicated and collective.
Spirit is simple and small.

All in all
Ego creates waves of emotion,
where Spirit is steady and calm.

The Exchange

Exchanged Ego for Spirit.

You are
what you smell,
sound, look,
and feel like

Exchange foul foods
for nutrients
that are crisp
and clean.

Cluttered chaos
for surfaces that are
clean
and clear.

Scents that do not
drive people away,
but that
draws them near.

Ask:
Do the noises around me,
push away,
or pull in?

Am I disconnected
plugged too much into technology
rather than
into people?

By adjusting outside circumstance,
you will find…
anxiety calms
anger dissipates,
and holes loneness leaves
become filled.


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