The “Self” in my world is my intuition, inner guidance, or soul. The self is the Ego. The Ego wants to defend itself, protect itself, and attack anything that challenges it. My Self is the non-physical part of me that is connected to “All that Is”, whatever you choose to call the Life Force flowing through us, which makes us conscious.
All too often we have an awareness of something and talk ourselves out of it, we KNOW on some level that we are in the wrong situation and yet, our self, the EGO, will talk us into continuing on that path, until the pain of that choice forces us to change direction.
This is how we humans learn, from visceral, often horrible pain. It has been my journey to become more in tune with my Self, so these lessons are softer, faster, and less dramatic.
The art of listening starts within.
“Today I will listen more closely to my Self and notice when my Ego is driving the conversation. When I come from Love, I can be sure I am hearing who I really am.”