Two Visions of Fulfillment
The ego’s vision:
I have everything I need to be comfortable.
I am serene because bad things can’t come to me.
Through hard work, anything can be achieved.
I measure myself by my accomplishments.
I win much more than I lose.
I have a strong self-image.
Because I’m attractive, I win the attention of the opposite sex.
When I find the perfect love, it will be on my terms.
The soul’s vision:
I am everything I need.
I am serene because I have nothing to fear in myself.
The flow of life’s abundance brings me everything.
I do not measure myself by any external standard.
Giving is more important than winning.
I have no self-image; I am beyond images.
Other people are attracted to me as soul to soul.
I can find perfect love, because I have discovered it first in myself.
Deepak Chopra / Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul