Now that we are working at letting go of our deflated ego, let’s go further and let go of our attachment to our ego altogether. In our everyday life we experience emotions and attitudes that strengthen the ego. We sometimes experience a good reputation, but at other times a bad reputation. Sometimes we are praised, yet other times blamed. Sometimes we accumulate, yet at other times lose. And sometimes we experience pleasure, while at other times experience pain. All of these emotions and attitudes strengthen our ego either supporting or undermining. Since it is the ego that gets us into trouble, reducing and eventually eliminating attachment to it, is our goal. For non-attachment to ego and selfishness is unconditional love and wisdom.
Those of us trying to improve our compassion focus on the 6 perfections to open the heart and reduce attachment to the ego and its possessions. These start with the easiest, generosity. But not so […]
The strength of our emotional patterns can be overwhelming. Given the right circumstances, that are not always obvious, the same patterns of anger, jealousy, pride, and attachment recur. They seem to come out of the […]
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 […]