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.
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 […]
A square peg doesn’t fit in a round hole. So don’t push it. A round peg doesn’t fit in a square hole. So don’t push it. These are learning situations I often have to relearn. […]