This is an insightful article about ego and our spiritual being from Karen over at Healing Your Grief. I really do admire her compassionate approach to dealing with ego rather than battling it in a combative way.
I thought it would be an interesting addition to the conversation started by Nancy over at Spirit Lights the Way
… Unless of course, its my ego getting in the way…. 😉
“Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
Someone told me the other day, that it was important that he have some Ego in his line of work. I disagree. You can be successful without Ego, in fact, I think Ego gets in the way of success.
Ego is an illusion and it keeps us blinded to our true self and yet, it has great power and influence over us. Our Ego needs to be fed to keep alive and so, when you change the belief about who you are, you are letting go of the familiar and that creates fear.
“Not everything is about you,” Clary said furiously.
“Possibly,” Jace said, “but you do have to admit that the majority of things are.” – Cassandra Clare
The description given by Sogyal Rinpoche…
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