In my case, which I think is similar for many, many people, the greatest solvent for ego is found within our lives, the fabric of our existence, the grit of what’s actually happening in our everyday experience.
I find that this is often overlooked within the context of spirituality. Many of us are using our spirituality as a way to avoid life…to avoid being confronted with our own misunderstandings and illusions…
Life itself is often our greatest teacher. Life is full of grace—sometimes it’s wonderful grace, moments of bliss and happiness and joy, and sometimes it’s fierce grace, like illness, losing a job, losing someone we love, or a divorce…Life itself has a tremendous capacity to show us truth, to wake us up.