When you align your will with a force that is infinitely greater than your ego, you align your Self with true power. Because the ego always comes equipped with a “self destruct” mechanism, the dysfunction of the ego will inevitably result in some form of suffering. So, at the end of the day, when you are ego-identified, you will be doing everything the “wrong way.”
In yoga, there is a behavioral dynamic that is referred to as “spontaneous right action” or kriya shakti. Although in Sanskrit, the words kriya and karma both mean “action,” kriya is action that does not generate reaction, as opposed to karma, which manifests compensation proportionately. Negative consequences are not manifested when you act from spontaneous right action because you do not generate any resistance or reaction.
A demonstration of spontaneous right action from self transcendence can be observed in the life of a humble little man from India during the early 20th century who exemplified to the world that military might is insignificant compared to the power of the heart. His name was Mahatma Ghandi who said, “If you express your love in such a manner that it impresses itself indelibly upon your so-called enemy, he must return that love…and that requires far greater courage than delivering of blows.”
During the liberation of India between 1919 and 1946, Ghandi consistently demonstrated ego transcendence in lieu of a violent protest against the oppressive British Empire. His passive satyagraha (meaning “truth force”) campaign consisted of non-cooperation, non-violent, non-resistant action and became a hallmark example of the esoteric truth: the heart has the true power–not the mind. In so doing, Ghandi communicated a higher frequency “no” to British rule and oppression over the Indian people. If you have been a victim to a bully, or have been taken advantage of in some way, then you will certainly benefit from learning about spontaneous right action from a personal life coaching program.
When you begin to realize the infinite power of your heart, you will naturally put the will of the heart ahead of the will of the mind, not the reverse. When you’re identified with your egoic mind, however, your heart doesn’t enter into the equation. Ghandi held no ill will toward the British Empire even though he had much reason to do so from an egoic perspective. He suffered greatly because of British authority, was thrown into jail four times, but when he was struck, he never struck back. Ghandi communicated his high frequency “no” through non-compliance instead of violence, demonstrating that a peaceful revolution is possible.
Spiritual Counselor, Jason Lincoln Jeffers is the founder of The Art of Transformation, a company devoted to teaching Spiritual Enlightenment to the world. His Spiritual Counseling program uniquely combines spiritual wisdom with ego transcendence, wellness coaching, life path astro-analysis, pain-body counseling, heart-based intention, and relationship coaching.