Occasionally we fall into a funk. We get stuck in a rut and can’t seem to get ourselves out. Has this ever happened to you? It happened to me recently. I noticed some underlying fear, but not sure why or of what. When I noticed the fear and sluggishness, I checked inside and found lack of inertia, and beginning to doubt myself. Then a red flag went up. This is all illusion created by the grand master of illusion, my deluded ego! Ah ha! Got you! So, I cleaned up my room, took a shower, and let the ego go. I said, “bye bye” to the tricky ego, and felt so much better. It is amazing the power our ego can have over us, if we allow it even a slight crack in the door to enter. It is so important to remain vigilant, ready to counter any negative attitude or emotion that arises.
Fame and disrespect is the second pair of the 8 worldly concerns. The 8 worldly concerns are the ways we ordinarily live our lives. Our default position is to be caught up with these. We […]
The first beneficiary of compassion is always oneself. When compassion, or warm-heartedness, arises in us and our focus shifts away from our own narrow self-interest; it is as if we open an inner door. An […]