Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Gift Called Ego: Let No One Trounce on Yours

By Richard Kent Matthews - Coach | Author | Speaker

"Egotist: a person more interested in himself than in me." Ambrose Bierce

It amuses me how so many people are so very willing to ascribe egotism to others while being oblivious or denying their own egotism, quite visible in their surmising of the other.

Simple English: No one is less egotistical than anyone else. It just shows up differently in each of us, allowing others to judge us for it.

So, I say, so what? Ego* seems to be essential. As much as food, water, and air. It helps you grow, work, reach, succeed, fail, try again. It's your strength, your friend, your power. So...

Relax, enjoy the ride. 

You'll never escape your own ego, even if you go sit on the mountain top.

Which, by the way, is a very egotistical and self centered thing to do.

"The ordinary day, the ordinary experience, the ordinary life. That is the true temple, the true cathedral, the true ashram. The miraculous is to be found in the ordinary." Guru Da

*Freud coined the term 'ego.' Much of what he says has been refuted or even abandoned. It's ok to say no to Freud. 

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Is the World Truly Wicked, or Have You Been Set Up? An Awakening

By Richard Kent Matthews - Coach | Author | Speaker

Did the Serpent really corrupt the world...or was it religion?

"Trying to make people moral lays the groundwork for vice." Tao Te Ching

Take Levitical Law, Sharia Law, and the proclamations of Krishna, St. Paul, and the Buddha, make one big long list and then begin reading. You'll find that every single aspect of human life, both individually and collectively, is covered by some kind of moral injunction. With all that legalism, how can you expect not to break a rule now and then?