“We all have an ego and that ego can be a servant or a tyrant. Your ego can master you, especially when you are under attack, or you feel insecure or you are at a difficult moment in your life. Your ego can become agitated, fearful, frightened, or full of desire. So the ego needs to be continuously controlled. The ego has to be a servant allowing us to do the work of God with as little self-interest or self-centredness, as little me, as possible within it.
This is why I am suggesting that in the Christian tradition we integrate daily meditation into our lives because we all go out of balance ….. In some way or another we all, in the modern world, need to build in these times of stillness to reconnect to that still point at the centre of the wheel of our lives.”
Laurence Freeman: “Meditating as a Christian”, 2013C