Soul and ego are a fun dichotomy and they contrast one another brilliantly. The ego teaches us about our Soul, and vice versa. They both have entirely different perspectives on the human condition. Here's the main difference: The Soul is aligned with a love that is so unconditional that it will not go down the road of judgement, comparison, condemnation, meanness, revenge, resentment, hatred, anger, or even frustration. The Soul does not ever look down on anyone or anything.
The ego judges, while the Soul is steadily loving everyone and everything, like a lighthouse that is always there to guide us. The Soul exists in a heaven-like consciousness, even when the ego is bogged down in illusion. The ego is fear-based and traipses down the pointless rabbit-holes of worry, anxiety, paranoia, and despair. The Soul sees the opportunity for growth, learning, and healing, in every circumstance, every time, and it has no capacity for arrogance. It is a tireless, indestructible cheerleader, teeming with compassion.
We get balled up, wadded up, distracted, bound, and blinded when we follow the ego and it's addiction to judgement. We feel free, flowing, light, happy, and true to ourselves when we allow the compassion that our Soul is pouring out.
This stream of appreciation that pours from the Soul is never-ending and non-stop. We don't have to build it or control it. It's grace. It's always there. We only have to let go of the ego-based thoughts that block the appreciation. When we drop the condemnation, judgement, anger, etc, the love is just there. In the end, fear fades, and love shines through, but why wait until the end? Negativity is temporary, and eventually fades back into positivity. Why not speed up the process and drop the judgement while we are still in these human bodies, and allow heaven to be perceived right here, right now, the way it was when we were very young and without fear?
When you judge someone, when you look down on someone, when you hate or blame or resent someone, you feel miserable, and this is a CHOICE. We always have choice over our thoughts, and thought patterns are entirely responsible for our story-based emotions. We are stewards of our minds, we are all carpenters in a way, and responsible for the thoughts that we use our minds to build. After all, we are the only thinkers in our minds.
When you resist forgiveness or compassion, you divert yourself from your own Soul, wandering toward the loneliness and disillusion of the ego. Your Soul will **NEVER** follow you over to the ego's little "blame game." Your Soul is much bigger, much broader, far too wise to fall for that. And you will feel terrible for as long as you choose to set yourself apart from your Soul, which is your True Self, your Higher Self, the Real You.
If you are living in a world of "me vs. them/him/her" or "us vs. them" you will never be happy. Blame is a small idea and your Soul is just too big.
WHOEVER it is that you judge, look down upon, are most angry at, or most resentful of, take this person, and shower them with thanks. Acknowledge what lesson it is that they taught you. They taught you something. And the sooner you can acknowledge the lesson, the sooner you can release the self-sabotage of re-telling it. Move down the road to offer the world more fun and love here and NOW. Fun and love are what you came here to do, not judge, so don't get sidetracked. Move toward a place of being able to appreciate the person who pointed out just where your blockage hid. Your Soul does. Your Soul loves everyone equally, and is rooting for the healing, the growth, and love of EVERY SINGLE BEING on the planet, just as wholeheartedly as you would root for a toddler learning to take it's first steps.