Ego is the glue that holds soul in body . . . a passive servant that performs what you charge it to do.
Ego has a bad reputation, but the bad reputation comes from thousands of years of selfish, survival oriented, exclusive behavior.
The great masters would cultivate the ego for greater service, the competitive masters would put ego down as a bad thing in order to gain an advantage over the students. With a strong and powerful ego, pointed in a benevolent and compassionate direction of serving life and humanity, you have the opportunity to make a huge difference . . . the opportunity to create change that’s meaningful to every life.
To use ego as a benevolent tool; a compassionate tool; a radically disruptive tool, the masters developed the mantra ‘Ha’. A sound that brings the energy from the base of your spine up to the heart center. It’s both the sound of laughing and crying. When it’s laughing, your energy comes from the base up to the heart, saying I have something to share. When it’s crying, your energy comes from the base to the heart, saying I need help . . . both are an act of the ego . . . one is giving and one is needing.
When you add a trilled ‘r’ to the end of the ‘Ha’ it becomes ‘Har’. The ‘r’ uses the tongue and connected fascia to move this energy from the heart through the mouth to the crown. The mantra ‘Har’ is a statement from the base of your being to your crown. It enables your ego to be used for the benefit of all, while it’s saying you’re both laughing and crying . . . you have something to share and you also need help.
This is life at its core; this is life projected so that everyone knows the needs of each other and are “banking” on those needs being cared for and shared from.
This is the future of banking and the proper use of economics; this is humanity being humane, and this is the only way life will ultimately profit. Our prayer is that you take the root of this mantra as the core of your ego and sign on to the new economics.
Guide the purpose and meaning of your life to create an exchange of trust on Earth . . . an economics that supports all life . . . a truly conscious form of capital.
Guru Singh is a world-renowned yoga instructor, author, musician, and family man. Guru Singh works with the Dalai Lama, teaches with Tony Robbins, and has recorded an album with Grammy® Award-winning artist Seal. He can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
Check out Guru Singh’s most recent book: Buried Treasures: The Journey From Where You Are to Who You Are.
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