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Saturday, January 19 2013

Ego Dilemmas



       One of my favorite quotes from Julia Cameron (author of The Artist's Way, The Vein of Gold, and other books blending spirituality and creativity) relates to the counter-productivity of ego's efforts to embellish and protect itself.  She writes:


       "It's impossible to get better and look good at the same time."


       Lately, as I've been feeling the vulnerability of new growth, similar ego dilemmas come to mind.  Here are a few:


       The more I try to impress others, the less I do impress them.


       The more I grasp, the less I have.


       The more I try to control, the more powerless I feel.


       The more I protect and defend, the less safe I feel.


       The more I strive for perfection, the more unworthy I feel.


       The year is young.  And so is ego.  Maybe this is a good time to take that youngster gently by the hand and remind him/her that we are never alone, we are always worthy of love, and everything we need is already here. 


       Less is more.

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