Vail perspective: Truth comes at a cost – freedom
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL, Colorado – There is nothing in enlightenment for the ego. The ego becomes an illusion around enlightenment. The ego defends itself against enlightenment. As soon as you choose to become more enlightened, the ego will begin its journey of discouragement.
The ego defines itself by what it does and does not like. We breathe life into the ego by our emotional attachments and addictions. The ego is not bad or evil, it just challenges us to remember that we are more than it; we are spirit and soulful.
Attachments are not always about physical things. Attachments can be to emotions as well. We attach to emotions in the form of magnetic energy. The ego loves to think in terms of love and hate, like and dislike, good and bad, right and wrong, or you and me. You can detach from things, but more importantly, you can detach from the emotional bonds you have with the things.
We have to face the harsh reality of having to answer the question of whether we want to realize the truth or just feel better. Realizing the truth feels good but if the intention is to just feel good and not do the work associated with the truth, then the feeling good is only a byproduct.
Truth comes at a cost – you and everything about you. The end result is freedom, happiness, peace and no longer viewing life through the eyes of illusion.
The cost of truth is that we no longer play the games we’ve been used to playing. We choose that those games do not serve a purpose in our life. Our game-playing friends may step aside as well. The illusion of what is real and what is not is clearer.
The cost of truth is that you will be willing to see the beauty in all things instead of placing your anger or judgment in things and forgetting to see their beauty. Truth means you see the divine within you first and foremost.
The truth of the divine within you is one of the most important truths you can discover. This is the most satisfying truth to discover. It is not about telling anyone about it, it is about you believing that you are a divine being and that you choose to demonstrate it.
Breathing life into the ego expands it, giving it power. The ego, as stated earlier, feeds on itself and feeds on our emotional and addictive attachments. If we recognize this, we will be living in more truth and at the moment of recognition we can change everything – that is the beauty of truth.
The cost of truth is a good thing. It is reality. It is what we can strive for. It is the peace and beauty within us all. There is a cost to truth and it is not to be feared.
While it will be postmaster Elizabeth Turner’s first busy season in Avon, it’s far from her first holiday-shipping crunch.