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.)

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