Justifying your every move and decision in an effort to be seen as right (all while proving others wrong) takes a great deal of time and energy. But once the ego is silenced and you allow a little humility in, you will have lightened your load and be on your way to a happier, more meaningful life.
What if Halloween were a time to become more aware of the masks we are already wearing? What if the permission we are given to dress up in alternate personalities is meant to serve as a reminder that we are already dressed up?
Let this post serve as a reminder for you to be kind to yourself, and be kind to others. We are all walking this path of life together -- let us lift each other up! Life is too short to be jealous or angry.
To be clear, people want to follow a leader who is confident, strong and resolved. A healthy ego is, in fact, necessary for leading effectively. But there's a difference between a healthy ego and an oversized one.
Starting now, we need to get over ourselves. We need to know that, sometimes, looking bad is actually a good thing...because it means we're trying something new, we're stretching ourselves, we're taking on a new adventure.
Ms. Banks thinks that she is somehow advancing the cause for women of color and bisexual women, so I wanted to be as kind and respectful as possible. But it is difficult to maintain positive thoughts toward someone so mean-spirited.
If you want to work for peace, you must have your own inner peace. That is what Pope Francis teaches us in his humility. He draws his strength not by jeering at "losers." He lifts the "losers" in a way that strengthens the entire community.
In the end, with universal education attainment being indisputably an important goal to achieve in order to achieve equality and eliminate poverty, it all comes down to the individual and what they choose to do with the powers they are given.
When sport is driven by the soul instead of the ego, it can be good, very good. Besides forging lifelong bonds between family members and friends, there are many other reasons -- egoless reasons -- why we're drawn to sports. Consider just a few:
You don't have to dig too deep to find an example of the damage that can be done by a run away ego. You need look no further than the current presidential campaign. Ego is frequently vilified and usually justifiably so, but is an ego always ugly? For years that has been my belief.
This past week has been strangely satisfying. I am visiting my brother's family and spending time with his three little ones. They are all under the age of 10, and the youngest who is 3, follows me around like my shadow and insists that I am a part of everything she does.