The ego fights to dominate our thoughts because it understands if we are willing to let go of self-doubt, then we are willing to let go of ego which is the one feeding our self-doubt.
The world feeds our ego and then ego teaches us that surrendering is a weakness. When in fact surrendering can be one of the strongest things we do. Surrendering to self-love limits the ego and allows our perspective on life to change.
Humans don’t particularly like change, we like familiarity. Change is uncomfortable. There is comfort in familiarity, even when it’s painful. That is one of the reasons we stay in toxic relationships, unhealthy diets, or other situations that aren’t ideal.
Change, and the uncomfortable feeling it brings, is what we signed up for when we accepted the Universe’s offer presented in the form of this course hosted by Val & Adam. Each day we do our homework we are affirming our willingness to change.
This willingness scares our ego so it will create stumbling blocks of resistance. This morning my ego argued with me over the simple act of getting on my knees as an act of surrender while reading the passage. I ignored Gertrude and got on my knees anyway.
I am willing to do the work required to change. I am willing to let go of my self-doubt. I surrender to self-love.