The Intensity in which I Love – Aimée M Everett
To surrender the personal will you have to have a personal will to surrender. This means you have to develop a sense of personal integrity.
I find many spiritual seekers who vehemently declare that one must get rid of the ego.
This is the task of the 2nd half of life. The problem I find with many such seekers is that they have not developed an ego in the 1st half of life that they have available to surrender. They become fluffy and ungrounded.
Like the mythic hero Icarus and are headed for a fall.
The Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung stated it this way.
The 1st half of life is to develop an ego that you learn to surrender during the 2nd half of life – Carl Gustav Jung.
The India sage Patanjali who is thought to be the father of the science of Yoga stated it this way.
Yoga is the journey from the self to the Self through the self—The Sutras for Patanjali.
When Patanjali refers to “the self” (with a small ‘s’) he is referring to what we all identify with as “our personality.” When he refers to “the Self” (with a capital ‘S’) he is referring to what we would refer to as “the Divine.”
When Carl Gustav Jung refers to “the ego” he is referring to the personal separate sense of self that we all think we are.
Most everyone never leaves this sense of personal self even though it is the job of religion to guide you in ways to do so. The reason for the failure is that most religious teachers identify with the personal self.
Thus in the understanding of the Master Jesus, we all save our personal sense of self and in doing so we lose our feeling sense of communion with Eternity. (Self)