Self Improvement

My Opponent

 

A lesson I am learning is about my own ability to create chaos in my life and sabotage the best efforts of the Creator to bring fulfillment to my life. The problem is that I don’t handle success any better than failure because my ego wants me to think only about myself. When I think things, do things and embrace things that are just for me – to make me look good, feel good or impress others the chaos begins. As I feed on the feelings and recognition I seek more and make decisions that will satisfy the insatiable ego.
If on the other hand I seek to share more, add value to my world and make the difference I am called to make the chaos subsides. My ego doesn’t like the diet and so it pushes back. It creates uncomfortable circumstances (IN MY HEAD) and unnecessary desires for material rewards (IN MY HEART). The ego screams that I deserve more, more notice, more love, more recognition, more shiny stuff so that I will be temporarily sated. The feeling of satisfaction is the addiction that E is trying to foster. If I feel good in this moment, I will continue to seek these small inconsequential victories, at almost any cost.

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Smart people find themselves in unethical quandaries because they became addicted to micro bursts of self satisfaction. We can be fulfilled if we seek to be of service to others, to a cause greater than ourselves, to an agenda that is about sharing our gifts with those around us; near and far.

Make Today Remarkable, by starving your ego,

B

3 thoughts on “My Opponent

  1. I have found many people suffering from ego imbalances have security issues at the root cause of their concerns. As we begin to offer and give to others, we find our egos are fed in ample amounts and in a healthier and more productive manner. In my opinion, it is not about starving an ego, it is about feeding it with better resources. Hope your enjoying your Wednesday!

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    1. For me, I need to distinguish between healthy activity that is compelled by a genuine desire to share and serve. I use ego to describe as the desire to receive for self alone. It blinds us to real opportunities and can protect us from seeing our flaws.

      Thanks for the comment and for contributing to the discussion.

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