Having worked on just observing, and not reacting, prepares us for the next step. When we are out of balance with fear, anxiety, anger, jealousy, or excessive desire, we cling tight. We hold on for dear life. What do we cling to? Our ego! Although it is counter-productive, it is a deeply ingrained habit. We must recognize this pattern and work to loosen the tight grip. Take a few slow deep breaths. Remember the ego is not real. It is fabricated by our mind, just like a hallucination. As we begin the mantra, “our ego is not real,” slowly gaining familiarity, we begin to see through the tricky ego, and recognize it is nothing more than a hallucination!
Humility is life’s central pillar. Without it our ego puffs up. Our head swells like a hot air balloon. We fly away into another reality and lose our friends. Life becomes very lonely. As ego […]
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, […]