It is a mistake deep-rooted in our nature to suppose that our consciousness will be empty and blank, if we give up thought and reasoning; that our heart will become dried up and hard, if we forego the sensuous joys and the egoistic emotions; that our life will be idle and barren, if we cease to follow our desires and exercise our will. Thus, we tenaciously cling to our old ways and modes of life, and the Divine, does not get any scope to manifest in us.
But the truth is that the more we give up these egoistic ways and habits, the more will the divine Power take up these function in us and make our life infinitely more rich, more luminous, more active and joyful.
Again, it is a great mistake to think that if we surrender our egoism, we shall lose our individual existence, we shall virtually cease to exist as independent living forces, and shall become only a mechanical tool, an inert automaton in the hands of an alien power, however great or divine that power may be. Thus, we obstinately cling to our ego, and the higher life gets no chance to develop in us.
But the truth is that by real surrender we do not cease to be individuals, but become subtly identified with the Supreme Divine; the divine will becomes our will, the divine way becomes our way. The Divine works in us through our individual nature developing its deepest possibilities. We become one with the divine Mother, yet perfectly our own selves. This is the supreme mystery of existence.