It’s New-ness , open up Ego! She’s ready!
Ego: Noo she’s not!!
She *needs* me. I’m her best friend.
I’m here to *protect* her and keep her *safe*.
New-ness: But if she’s doing well AND can embrace something that challenges her mind and body
Ego : Oh!! Go away !
Ego: Who’s there ?
Ego: Godddd, you again!!
Haven’t I told you She is fine in the zone I have created for her!
Why on earth would she need you ?!!
Growth: So that she might experience a sense of purpose and fulfillment.
Ego : Bah!! She’s ok with my stickiness, my neediness, the distractions that I throw at her.
She latches onto her story, and that’s what keeps me thriving – the drama, the emotions
Ego : Who’s there ?!
It’s me – Presence
Ego: You are funny. I am way too important a presence in her life.
I have her in the palm of my hand.
I stress her out about the future, which isn’t really there.
I trigger memories, so that she is distracted with the drama
Why would she need you ?
Presence : Because whenever I push her to question you
And whenever I encourage her to throw light on you
And whenever I take the form of Silence
You cease to exist
The author is an Executive Coach and Mindfulness practitioner