Spiritual change is precisely
a process that is bigger than you. You don’t control it. You surrender to it.
You don’t reinvent yourself through spiritual work. You face yourself, and then
you must let go of all the ghastly things you find. But there is no end to these
ghastly things. They keep coming. The ego is a bottomless pit of suckiness. And
so you finally let go of the self that clings to itself (one definition of ego).
True freedom comes when ego goes.
- Shozan Jack Haubner, "A
Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Enlightenment"