When we let our ego control our thoughts about business, marriage, and our relations with others, a curtain is suspended that conceals the truth from our lives (and the Light from our soul.) Within this cocoon, our ego grows stronger, our true self becomes more concealed, and life gets darker.
This is reactive consciousness. But when we resist our ego, we tear down a curtain and we can see the truth around and inside of us. This is proactive consciousness—we stop our egocentric impulses and unleash the will of our soul. That's when life shines brighter.