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I notice that the ego uses labeling as a method to help sort and separate who is good and who is bad. Labeling is placing a meaning on things. I notice that I have a thought from time to time, in reaction to seeing something that is done differently than the way I’d prefer it, and that thought goes something like this:
“Why is it so hard to …”
Why is it so hard to pick your clothes up off the floor?
Why is it so hard for you to just ask me what I’d like instead of thinking you know based on information from a year ago?
Why is it so hard to just tell me what you’d like?
Why is it so hard to just put your dirty dishes in the dishwasher?
… and on and on and on.
I realized that the whole purpose of asking those questions was to find the answer, which is always a label.
Why is it so hard to pick your cloths up off the floor? Because there’s something wrong with you.
Why is it so hard to just tell me what you’d like? Because you’re difficult.
Why is it so hard to just put your dirty dishes in the dishwasher? Because you just don’t care and you’re selfish.
… and on and on and on!
The questions I was asking weren’t helpful to my Spirit.
They were just an excuse to label things as a problem.
I’ve learned that labels are an ego tool for helping increase a sense of separation, and I don’t need that anymore. I’ve learned all that I can from feeling separate and I’m not interested in that anymore!
Are you aware of ways that you look for labels?
Let’s abandon the label making habits and extend compassion instead. It’s far more productive. In fact, it’s healing!
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Training #1 – Inspirational Writing
Thursday August 16 to Sunday 19th
Training #2 – Leading/Creating A Workshop –
Includes how to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop
Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd
Training #3 – Inspired Speaking – Giving An Inspiring Talk
Thursday August 23 to Sunday 26th
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We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!
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If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Undo the Ego and Put an End to Suffering.
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