We are in the world, but not of it. In this earthly experience, we can be a HOST to Spirit, allowing it to manifest in our bodies and in our lives, OR, we can be a HOSTAGE to our egos, wallowing in the negativity, the fear, the regret and resentments that are the fruit of the ego. The choice is ours. We can try to obtain what we think are our desires through our will power (ego), but that will usually find us frustrated and disappointed. However, when we allow Spirit to work in and through and as us, we will, first of all, not desire those things which are not in our highest interest, but rather those that are; the fruits of Spirit. Again, the choice is ours: Host or hostage? The universe will support us, either way.