A True Warrior

If something is said that makes you want to defend yourself or hurt back, take a deep breath and wait before you react. This will give you time to reflect, remember that nothing is personal and realize that they’re probably just feeling bad and (ineffectively)...

The Ego and You

Pent up feelings simmer and become more bothersome with time. Catching unpleasant reactions as soon as they happen is the key to keeping yourself emotionally healthy. It requires just an instant of awareness to stop your mind from compiling a list of what...

The Illusion of Separation

We all see life through our ego. Our perspective is created by a filter of beliefs accumulated throughout our lifetime. It classifies everything in relation to our identity. Oblivious that we come from the same energetic source, we criticize others in order to feel...

Hold Identity Lightly

Our egos help us distinguish ourselves, relate to others and make our way in the world. But, it’s important to remember that we’ve created this image and can therefore expand, contract or change it, if we choose. Being too caught up in particular stories...

Fear and Ego

Fear isn’t all bad. The kind that warns of potential danger can be beneficial. However, fear concerned with protecting the ego robs our energy and evokes anxiety about preserving an image. Fueling concern about unwanted hypothetical outcomes not only feels bad,...

Calm the Ego

When we feel slighted or imagine others have committed a transgression against us, it’s natural for our egos to want to jump at the chance to attack and respond back with similar energy. We may start building a story enumerating their inadequacies and defending...