As long as we keep God in a lock-box, “He” will rust or be eaten by moths or stolen by thieves. (Matthew 6:20)
You know, when we put our ideas of someone in a lock-box, then we relate to our ideas of that person.
We don’t allow them to be who they are
in any given moment.
We demand that they be who we say they are.
When someone is in my lock-box, they can’t change.
I won’t let them.
When we are in someone’s lock-box,
we can’t change in their eyes
We can’t be the real and ever-new person we are in each moment to them.
That lock-box may be full of the best qualities, the purest intentions, but it still kills.
Often we put God in a lock-box, one we have been taught to use to lock God down.
Only we can break it open!
Poor hungry ego can never get enough control, so it fears for itself. standing always in an attack/defend posture, it freezes out relationships it cannot control.
Poor Hungry Ego can never get enough things to make itself happy. Soon the things pile up and trap ego all alone under the pile of things.
Poor hungry ego can never get enough love to feel complete, so it sucks up attention wherever it can…and still it never knows that it is loved.
Poor hungry ego is deprived, starved. It cannot function as healthy ego which knows its sacred separateness.
Healthy ego has no fear of being one with others and no addiction to the company of others.
Healthy ego, our sacred separateness, is the opposite of egoism.