Over the last year, I've developed a keen interest in meditation and developing my intuition. I learned that through practicing meditation my awareness in the present moment grew and my ability to tune into what I'm thinking and feeling also grew. As I've studied different meditation techniques to see what might work for me in any given moment, I continued to hear experts talk about spirit vs. ego.
After hearing the terms a number of times, I started to question what the gurus and meditation teachers meant by spirit. Then I decided to meditate on it. I've learned to experience meditation as a form of prayer and many religions use both meditation and prayer to grow the connection to spirit. I was pleased to see you don't have to be a follower of any particular belief system to benefit from mediation at all. It's completely free, open and accepting of all.
As I meditated and let the question incubate in my mind, it became clearer to me that ego, is obviously the Freudian definition of the ego that is the conscious mind that acts out of need and desire.
Spirit, as I have come to know it, is the connection to your source or soul at its deepest and purest level. Prayer and meditation help to strengthen the connection between your soul and your emotions, actions and reactions. Action that is generated from spirit comes from the purest, most honest place within you. It is action the leads with love without attachment to outcome.
As I continue to grow my meditation practice and experience the beautiful benefits of meditation, I'm delighted to strengthen the link between my spirit and my actions. It feels good to act out of love from this place because actions are genuine and peaceful and full of honest intention to increase the good in the world. I hope you will increase your connection to spirit too, because you can!