What is it about those who feel entitled to more than the rest of us? Is it because they have worked harder at developing something, spent more time at their passion or have invested their life savings in something that they feel they deserve more? Or is it their egos saying that they deserve a bounty just for putting in the effort even though the results are less than stellar?
There is nothing wrong with wanting and working for the best in life. What is wrong is feeling that you are better than everyone else and deserve favor simply because youare you. That is your ego talking and it needs to be put in check. It needs to know that it can get what it ‘wants’ but NOT at the expense of others.
Entitlement means that you ‘have a right’ to something that you ‘feel’ you do; whether it be by the appointment of others or by yourself. You do have a ‘right to life’ by the peaceful essence of Divine presence! You do have a ‘right to love’ by the joyful power of Divine love. You do have a ‘right to liberty’ by the understanding of Divine knowledge. You do have the ‘right to pursue happiness’ by the unfolding expression of Divine creativity. All of these ‘rights’ are freely given by Divine grace;they are NOT a natural expression of your selfish ego feeling that it’s ‘entitled’ to them simply because it exists in contrast to other egos.
The only entitlement we truly have is that we are children of the Most High Divine Creator Infinite Spirit of God and that we are stewards of the entire creation. It is up to us to integrate what we separate, unify what we break down and create unity among diversity. How do we do this? By praying for guidance; by meditating to receive guidance; and by serving others with our talents, skills and abilities to contribute to our mutual growth and expansion. It requires diligence, practice and a dedication to sharing Divine love!
We have been given the greatest gift by the Divine; not a sense of entitlement but an understanding and gratefulness for Divine grace. Be thankful for the events, occurrences, situations, circumstances and others who cross your path for they are all opportunities to share Divine love and minimize the ego’s sense of entitlement. Be ye therefore perfect! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D. (Spirituality Guidance Channel)