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.
Our ego is definitely tricky. It moves us in directions we don’t want to go, by pushing us though the strong winds of karma, our past actions. To be always vigilant spying on this tricky […]
Jealousy and judging others negatively are insidious and rampant. These disturbing emotions often go undetected, under the radar. Mindfulness is key. Checking inside our mind and heart repeatedly to identify destructive (destroying our inner peace) […]
Now that we have at least considered practicing forgiveness, practicing gratitude enhances our happiness even further. Both practices rely on mindfulness, to know when we are not practicing, and to remind ourselves what specifically to […]