6 posts tagged ego

What Icarus Can Teach Us

Do you know the Greek myth of Icarus? Icarus is the son of Daedalus who dared to fly too near the sun on wings of feathers and wax. His father cautioned him that flying too near the Sun would cause the wax to melt. But Icarus became enthralled with his ability to fly and forgot his father's warning. The feathers came loose and Icarus plunged to his death in the sea. As I see it, this myth is a lesson about balance, about finding balance with your ego and with your gifts. It was Icarus' ...

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Attached to Who We Are

Have you noticed — when you are living for the moment — you're not attached to some fixed idea of who you are? In those moments of presence, you are you — you are nobody. There is no attachment to any idea of who you are. In those moments, you experience ultimate freedom. Our ego holds a powerful hold over us — and it causes us a lot of trouble. Situated in our lower mind, our ego is the part of our mental construct that needs for us to be a fixed thing, and one which is ...

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Fixed In Place

My lower mind is the part of my mental construct that demands for me to be a fixed thing. It desires definition and certainty. It desires to pin ME down. Whereas my higher mind understands the freedom I receive from being nobody. My higher mind sees the value of having no sense of self that is fixed. It has no desire to define ME. When I am free from this burden of desire, I am more wholly me. I am who I AM. Whereas my lower mind needs to attach to certain attributes; fortifying and ...

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You’re So Much More Than Your Story

There's a growing phenomenon in Business, specifically in Marketing and Branding trends, of increasingly emphasizing the importance of telling your story — or more truthfully, selling your story. This concept confuses me. Asking me what my story is confuses me. You knowing what your story is confuses me. When I'm asked what my story is, for instance, I may think about my "Innerpreneurial" story just to help my mind focus, but even then I fragment into a million directions. Do I ...

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The Want of Others

The wants of others used to matter to me. I thought somehow they were mine to fulfill. At some point I decided that while my wants didn't matter too much, other people's were of paramount importance. I convinced myself I was being caring, or helpful, or altruistic, or some other adjective that bathed me in a golden light, in giving what they wanted. I allowed other people's wants, and the fulfillment of them, to become my concern. And while I pretended to be okay with it, and ...

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