Archive | June 26, 2012

Humility & Confidence

What Ego Can Teach You

Dalai Lama on Piers Morgan Tonight April 25, 2012:
“I describe myself as a simple Buddhist monk. No more, no less. And I am one of the seven billion human being. Basically we are the same… your emotion, my emotion, your mind, my mind.., same physical. So I always look [at it] that way. We are the same.”

Believe In Yourself

What is a healthy ego? Today when someone mentions the ego it’s usually in a negative connotation. It is the “I” or self of any person. It is the “I” person as thinking, feeling, and willing, and distinguishing itself from the selves of others and from objects of its thought. “I” think, therefore “I” am. It is the self-esteem and inner confidence of “me”. 

A healthy ego doesn’t need to be right all the time. One can be a confident person and accept the idea that they don’t know everything, but they’re willing to explore what they don’t know. They accept that others have differing views and they’re willing to  learn about those views without worry or fear of losing what they believe. They are able to look at new information and data, research it, confirm or deny it and merge it into their own perspectives as appropriate, to broadening their understanding of the world, their spirit within and the Divine Universe around them.  Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: The Devil

The Devil

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Keep your temper under control today. Don’t allow the foul mood of others to push your buttons. You’re not part of their drama, so don’t get involved simply because they want to take it out on you. Show compassion, let them know it’s going to be ok and then quickly walk away!

Additional Insight:

You may not know what’s going on with someone else, but you can be assured you’re not the cause. So don’t get involved; overlook their emotional lashing out at everyone around them. Try to be calm and let them know you’re sorry they’re having a bad day. Give them a little kindness and compassion. Tell them you know things will be better tomorrow.

If they’re a work or school associate avoid them like the plague for the rest of the day! If they’re a close friend or family member, give them a hug and let them know you care. Don’t force them to talk about what has them upset. But let them know if they need a shoulder, you’re there. And if they do confide in you, remember; keeping a confidence is extremely important in relationships. If they ask for your help to intervene, then perhaps you can share some information. Otherwise…keep your mouth shut!

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