Carrying your Horse
“Therefore believers, anyone who believes in the real life, the eternal life – the Hereafter – restrain the legs of your horse a little bit. Your ego is your horse. Don’t leave your horse to walk as it likes. No, you must be the rider, not carrying the horse on your shoulders. But we are all doing that; we are carrying our egos, our horses – not riding on them. God gave you that horse to ride on and you are putting it on your shoulders – what kind of faith is that?”
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim, the 40th Shaykh in the Naqshbandi Golden Chain of Shaykhs.