Mis-guided Path of Ego
By Raven Gypsy
One of the core principles of A Cource In Miracles is that Ego has created this world and will try anything to keep you from finding out the truth because the truth is death to the Ego. So the obstacle to oneness with God is denying the ego and avoiding its tricks and distractions.
This idea is echoed by the Tao Te Ching
If I had the least bit of wisdom
I could follow the path of Tao quite well
My only fear would be trying to go my own way
The Great Path is simple and direct
yet people love to take the side-routes.