“ ‘You can’t tell me what to do!’ This is called ‘getting your back up,’ and you are likely well familiar with the phrase or at the very least the thought. This is the human way, the ego’s way, and this can be the human’s downfall. Why?
For the voice of God is ever doing its best to speak to you in myriad ways, yet you cannot hear It through the mind’s chatter, through ego’s defensiveness. If ego will not listen to the voice of Reason, you are doomed to suffering. Yes, that is a strong statement to make, but can you not feel the truth within it in your heart? If you are once and for all willing to not only say, but surrender to ‘Thy will be done,’ you will find that the will of God for you and all beings is joy and peace and divine love.
That is why you are here – to be these attributes of God and to extend them to the world, but when the ego has built up a habit of extending, ‘Do not tell me what to do,’ you have come to an impasse. Be silent. Listen. Observe. What do you sense in the silence? For once, you do not sense ego trying to have its way. That is an excellent place to start if you are willing to be divinely guided … to peace.”