Here are seven suggestions to help you transcend ingrained ideas of self-importance. All of these are designed to help prevent you from falsely identifying with the self-important ego.
One of my great joys is discovering—and rediscovering—the work of the wisdom teachers of the past. I have recently been inspired to go back and read again the work of Thomas Troward, who lived in India and Great Britain from 1847 to 1916.
It's the dawn of the New Year. So you’re probably working on a list of things that you’d like to get done in 2015. Well, I’d like to ask you to forget about making these resolutions.
Consider a new alternative for what makes you happy, one that soars beyond the superficial demands of the ego. The only thing that you need for this state of joy is something to be passionate about.
Summer is an ideal time to slow down and reflect on all the gifts of a simpler, more peaceful life. Your personal choices can help you align with the tranquil nature of the Tao
Your imagination is your own fertile field for growing any seedlings that you choose to plant for a future harvest. You may have been told that you have always been a dreamer, as if this were a fault.
Notice each day whether you are choosing to live in fear or love. Fear can keep you disconnected from the loving presence inside of you.
Here’s a concept you won’t want to forget: passion always trumps excuses. Keep in mind that when I use the word passion, I’m not referring to the romantic notions that this concept conjures.
Forget about those New Year’s resolutions in which you decide on the first day of January how you will be conducting your life in September, some nine months later.
Many years ago, when the holiday season arrived and certain relatives were due to make their annual appearance, I felt a sense of increasing dread.