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 also ego, stuck in thinking we are not good enough. The ego is tricky. It pops up when least expected. Humility is nested in love and compassion. Concern for others’ wellbeing automatically takes us away from grasping at ourself, just like a teeter-tatter, and balance scale. Why is having concern for others’ welfare so important? Because others are just like us, looking for peace and happiness. They are just as important as we are. In fact, there are so many others, they are much more important than just one me. This does not mean I am inferior. On the contrary, we are equal from this important perspective.
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 […]
The ego is dead! It was never alive, and never will be alive, because it doesn’t exist, never did exist, and will never exist. It’s a big con job! Don’t believe it. It was never […]