The Joy of Obeying Our Holy Spirit
What is joyful to you is painful to the ego, and as long as you are in doubt about what you are, you WILL be confused about joy and pain. This confusion is the cause of the whole idea of sacrifice. Obey the Holy Spirit, and you will be giving up the ego, but you will be SACRIFICING nothing. On the contrary, you will be gaining everything. The Holy Spirit always sides with YOU and with your STRENGTH. As long as you avoid His guidance in any way, you WANT TO BE WEAK. But weakness is frightening. What else, then, can this decision mean except that you want to be fearful? The Holy Spirit never asks for sacrifice, but the ego always does."