Being a mind-droid.
Every now and again I have to pull my ego back in line; in fact it happens quite a lot. It's difficult trying to get the balance between trying to make money for the future and trying to be spiritual. Making money
often involves the ego looking for attention. At every corner the ego stands and tries to attract attention to itself. Recently I have been doing this trying to attract visitors to this blog. It might take some time
To realise the ego is on another power trip, but if you realise it you're doing well, if you don't realise it you will be like all the others in life living life as a mind-droid. My life as a blogger often sees me becoming a mind-droid until I notice it. I stop searching for the links, I stop looking at my Google Adsense earnings, I stop writing articles to attract links and write from the heart. When we are in jobs where we need to attract attention it is easy to fall into the ego trap.
The most spiritual person could be the road sweeper who is happily minding their business sweeping the street. Whistling a little tune to themselves and happy at work. I used to think road sweeping would be a degrading job. Now that my job involves a lot of decision making and a little pressure, road sweeping looks like a good choice. Imagine the thinking time that can be done when you're sweeping the roads, what other job can offer you that with a relatively good pay.
It's a good idea to remind yourself of your spirituality every day. Nothing fancy needs to be done. A simple visualising of you transcending your body and reaching out to the collective force would be enough. Being
thankful is also a good spiritual exercise. Giving my wife or kids an extra hug can lift my spirits enormously.
Mind-droiding is an easy trap to fall into, but it is also easy to remedy when you catch it. Do something that will lift your spirit and you will temporarily be a free mind-droid, do it often and you will be walking in a
different direction to your mind-droid friends.