During the spiritual walk it’s important to know the difference between the soul and the ego. The more we are identified with one or the other will affect how we live dramatically.
So the ego is basically who we think we are on this plane in the temporal zone. We are male/female, a certain color hair, eyes, skin, etc., with certain parents, friends having had certain experiences, living in a certain place, having certain beliefs and perspectives, etc. These things are all temporary and only apply to our life here on earth during this lifetime.
There is a lot of talk about the ego being bad and the soul being good however I believe they both serve a purpose otherwise we wouldn’t have them. Having an ego isn’t bad, it’s just that it becomes a problem when we believe it’s who we are without connection to our soul. When we are completely identified with who we think we are and have no true, consistent connection to our sense of safety, love and wisdom…there’s a problem. And this problem manifests in many different ways within our society resulting with all the problems we see today. If we lived from a place of safety and love, there wouldn’t be all the fear, lack and greed that plagues the world we live in now.
So then, our work is to become more connected with the soul, live from that, follow the guidance from there and experience more peace, love and happiness in our lives. The task at hand is to integrate our spirituality into our human existence, thereby living from the soul while having wonderful and exciting experiences on the earthly plane.