We hear a lot these days about body image and how it affects out appearance and our behavior, but what about out soul image or spiritual image?  Our spirit image is very different because we don’t know what our spirit or our soul (they are not the same thing) looks like.  Our spiritual image is really more of a psychological thing.  Specifically, many people doubt that they are worthy of enlightenment or are good enough to achieve Christ Consciousness so they don’t even try.  This is unfortunate because they are often wrong.  
    What causes these doubts is ego.  Ego sees spiritual development as a threat to it’s domination of your personality so tries to prevent it.  Some spiritual teachers therefore, tell people they must get rid of the ego.  Not only is that not possible, it is counter productive.  The ego is useful, but you can’t let it completely dominate.  It needs to be convinced that spiritual development is in it’s best interest, than it won’t fight it.
    You  may never become Mr. America or Miss Olympia, but that doesn’t mean you wont benefit from regular exercise.  Likewise, you can benefit from developing your spiritual side, even if you never reach the level of a saint.


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