If you somehow find yourself here, reading (for some reason) what is being posted, I would like to point out how fantastic you are. In my perception of others, I see all of the wonderful parts of my self, and the creative ways self-adaptation manifests positively. Individuality, our unique realized self, is contructed through culture and familial interactions. It also seems to be the work we do, and how we spend our time. We are seemingly bound by the physical and five senses, and somehow, using our minds, we must design an internal self-conceptualization that manifests within the world - one that is good for ourselves and others.
At the superficial, outermost level of the mind, this is done within the ego-structure. This structure is useful in the modern world, as to be without its parts (beliefs, emotions, definitions), there would be the absence of evolutionary mechanisms for the mind as a whole. Nevertheless, it is necessary for one to take responsibility for his own existence as it becomes personalized (ego), and imbue his own mind with positive frameworks. If this is not pursued, physical reality will continue to reflect to the mind the negatives one is birthing within his thoughts. This is key: Look in all considerations for the positive frameworks.
Further, Spirit manifests to self within the center of his mind while meditating. One sees reality for its worth, as being a conduit for experiencing life within the Presence of God. Because this is the case, at least for myself, the ego-mind is seen as useful and respectable to achieve an end, which is to know within the mind His Presence, and through it, one makes inquiry as to His Will. Life direction and self-manifestation through the ego-mind is determined in His Presence. Everything is experienced and seen through the relationship one has with the Presence of God within himself. The experience is calm, centered, loving, grateful, and willing. It is a willingness to be led by this Higher Realized Love that originated within the center of self - within the prayerful, meditative state.
If you are here, you are fantastic, and I believe you see this. Who you are today is only a reflection of what it is you have delivered to your own mind. With gratitude, thank you for considering this source. Remember, meditative practice helps one know his true identity, which is love.