The Bible says that you should go with a brother twice as far as he asks. It certainly does not suggest that you set him back on his journey. Devotion to a brother cannot set you back either. It can lead only to mutual progress. The result of genuine devotion is inspiration, a word which properly understood is the opposite of fatigue. To be fatigued is to be dis-spirited, but to be inspired is to be in the spirit. To be egocentric is to be dis-spirited, but to be Self-centered in the right sense is to be inspired or in spirit. The truly inspired are enlightened and cannot abide in darkness. T-4.in.1: 1-8
A Course in Miracles . Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition.
A Course In Miracles suggests that we live life inspired and not dis-spirited. In order to do this we need to drop the ego and go with the flow of Tao.
In Alcoholic Anonymous, it is suggested, in step three, that we make a decision to turn our willfulness over to the will of God. This suggestion means to give up the ego and go with the flow.
In Unitarian Universalism we join together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. In other words we are to devote ourselves to the Divine Spark within each person who crosses our path.
Today, it is suggested that we drop the ego, turn our willfulness over to God and live an inspired life.