We tend to judge ourselves and compare ourselves with others. Sometimes we feel we are not as good as others. At other times we feel better than others. This is all the tricky mischievous ego. Please do not buy into it. Each of us is like a diamond with very special facets shining with 5-colored lights. We may not always recognize this fact, but it is true. Please do not be side-tracked by the tricky mischievous ego. When it is active, distance yourself. Even laugh at it. Recognize it as an old dysfunctional habit. We do not need it any more. Shake hands with it as an old friend, but don’t get too close. Slowly we can ask it to leave for it has overstayed its welcome. It no longer helps us. Actually, it never did. Part ways with this dysfunctional tricky ego. Be gentle with yourself. Allow yourself space and room to be happy!
Not taking ourselves too seriously makes life easier. Both quantum physics and Buddhist philosophy come to the conclusion that appearances are false. Things appear objective and independent. This is mistaken. Our ego appears independent. That […]
What is real and what is not real? That is the question. Is my ego that generates anger, jealousy, and pride real? Or is it mistaken? That is the question. If it is real, we […]
Genuine humility is hard to practice. We so easily get stuck in ego. Any kind of grasping our getting stuck on ourself, or selfishness, is ego. Usually people understand this to be arrogance. Insecurity is […]