Anti-Ego Venom

During the mud bath of election year, this is especially useful. However, beware, politicians are not the only ones with ego issues. Much of our indignant ranting about those with whom we don’t agree is motivated by our desire to feel superior. As Matthew Pearl so wisely says in The Dante Club, “We hate the smell of our vices upon others.”

In the above quote, Eckhart Tolle alludes to the best anti-ego venom available: observe the ego doing the inferior-superior thing and quickly move away. (See Monday’s blog: we are valuable without having to measure ourselves against someone else’s value.)

Antidote to ego problems: love others as we love ourselves. (Doing one without the other always fails.)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s