It is not your friend and not only does it not have your best interests at heart but it will run you into the ground, over and over again, and think nothing of it nor have one ounce of compassion for what is being experienced.
It is a program of self-attack and lack: lack of happiness, lack of love - of financial ease, of health. Seeking and never finding. It is everything God is not.
There is no end to the suffering and punishment the ego demands and calls for. We are all too familiar with the feeling of self-sabotage, or the fear that if something is finally going well, it will go belly up at some point. This is the karmic program, based on inadvertent separation from God, collective guilt over our newfound state.............. and when we feel guilty we punish ourselves. All unconsciously.
How do we step out of this program. And have our dream become the reflection of Heaven, of love and goodness and wholeness.
We watch it. We disidentify from it. We give it back to our Creator, at moments with the passion of a soul that is done with suffering and has seen through its sordid game. We choose our true Identity.
It may not always feel like you have a choice when the blanket of ego feels heavy and dark. But you call out from under the blanket, calling out to God, to Love. Choosing the strength of Christ, of Shiva, of the one eternal Light.
A hand will come, will always come for we are never left alone and
comfortless. And slowly, gently, a vision of a different world appears before our weary eyes, where circumstances convene to meet all needs, where brightness and happiness become our default and Life is lived in What We Are and not from what we're not. We are the reflection and extension of God's Love and Perfection and nothing - no imaginary somebody - no mad or bad dream - can keep us from this.