Walking With God and Wrestling With the Devil

The more you empty yourself of ego and your own self-importance, the more room there is for spirit. But beware: Your ego is programmed for self-preservation. Back your ego into a corner and it can slither out like a seductive snake, shrewdly tempting you back toward the sense pleasures of the material world and away from the soul pleasures of the spiritual path.

A whole person is one who both has walked with God and wrestled with the devil.
Carl Jung

The wise spiritual aspirant discerns the difference between self-destructive pleasures and those earthly delights that inspire our spirit to soar to greater heights of exaltation.

I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.
Eric Liddell
Olympic Gold medalist portrayed in the film Chariots of Fire

The ego is the devil on your right shoulder, incessantly whispering that you are stronger or weaker than others, that you are entitled to or are unworthy of riches, that you must always look out for number one or for everyone but yourself.

Unworthiness is simply a case of mistaken identify.
Alan Cohen

Spirit is the angel on your left shoulder, reassuring you that we are all perfect creations of God, that you already are everything you need. Spirit shares and is always content; ego takes and is never satisfied.

You are wholly complete and your success in life will be in direct proportion to your ability to accept this truth about you.
Robert Anthony

No matter how great your effort to live completely in spirit, your ego is like a beach ball held under water; one slip, and it shoots to the surface to reassert its dominance.

I came out alone on my way to my tryst.
But who is this that follows me in the silent dark?
I move aside to avoid his presence but I escape him not.
He makes the dust rise from the earth with his swagger;
he adds his loud voice to every word that I utter.
He is my own little self, my lord, he knows no shame;
but I am ashamed to come to thy door in his company.

Rabindranath Tagore

As you submerge your ego under the waters of self-realization while simultaneously lifting your eyes to behold the face of God, earthly desires loosen their hold on you.

All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.
Francois de Salignac Fénelon






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• What is the cornerstone of a spiritual life, and why?
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Those who worship logic instead of God are only half right. Not only is it logical to believe in God and to live a faith-based life, the existence of a loving, benevolent God that governs all creation is perhaps the only systematic worldview that explains every aspect of life.



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