We have this insidious terrible habit of thinking we are the center of the universe. Egocentricity. We want to protect and nourish this attitude of me, me, me. We become overly attached to me, me, me. We become overly aversive with anger. We get lost in the weeds. All to protect something which is a figment of our imagination! This hallucination of our ego, of who we are, is taken as real. Praise and blame follow suit, as do fame and infamy. Gain and loss as well as pleasure and pain also follow suit. We become either attached or repulsed. The result is misery upon misery upon misery. Sometimes this misery is perverted to be happiness. Samsara is laughable, while being painful as all get out!
Drop the obsession with egocentricity. It does not make us happy. In fact, the reverse. It makes us insecure, anxious, suspicious, and selfish. So why keep clinging to this obsession of egocentricity? Of course, it […]