The Rise And (Eventual) Fall Of Ego Identification – A Foray Into The Psychological Landscape

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Whoa! That title, right?

Well, it’s not that serious.

Basically, I want to talk about how I fully believe we are beings that are two halves seen as a whole, much like a magnet has a north and a south pole, we’re comprised of a permanent and an impermanent “self”.

The former, or permanent, is what most refer to as the spirit, soul, chi, ki, and so on and so on.

The latter, the impermanent, is the essence which identifies with the body and everything else bound to the laws of time. This is what most refer to as the ego.

A Man Who Represents Himself Has A Fool For A Client

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Fall In Love Completely With This Lock-And-Key Based Version Of Reality

My hope is to keep this one brief, but we’ll see how that goes.

I want to touch on how important on the cosmic level you, and all of us, are.

In the series from this week I mentioned how every choice you make is perfect and sacred, and I meant it. Continue reading “Fall In Love Completely With This Lock-And-Key Based Version Of Reality”

Balance: Day 3 – The Beautiful Balance Of Diversity – And The Bonds Of Perfectionism That Attempt To Dismiss It

red apple amidst black and white ones

In yesterday’s post I covered how our identification with who we are blocks us from feeling the balance all around us.

Today I want to go into how our desire to align with what we are blocks us in a very similar fashion by seeking to deny the aspects of ourselves that we wish to not be.

Also, I’ll be delving into how this leads us to impose an impossible sense of perfectionism within which leads to oppression without. Continue reading “Balance: Day 3 – The Beautiful Balance Of Diversity – And The Bonds Of Perfectionism That Attempt To Dismiss It”

Balance: Day 2 – Leaving The Orchard – An Apple’s [Long] Tale Of Letting Go

Day two of the series on Balance.

Just in case you missed yesterday (or I wasn’t 100% clear on the overall intention);

My hope is to gently introduce how we all tend to step out of alignment with the world around us as we focus more on being right, moral, or just; rather than simply seeking acceptance of the state of balance that surrounds us at all times. Continue reading “Balance: Day 2 – Leaving The Orchard – An Apple’s [Long] Tale Of Letting Go”

“It’s My Right!” – Culpable, Onus, and Judgement – Our Search For Exoneration of Self

I’m guilty, as are we all…

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I inserted that image (which I really hope loaded before you got here…) for two reasons;

  • First, the fact it popped up first when researching this post made me smile
  • Second, to give you a quick taste of the whiplash we feel as we get even a touch emotional (i.e. “what the hell is this guy trying to accuse me of”) to the logical (i.e. “assessing the full scope of the language”)

[and If the second didn’t happen for you, hopefully the first still did]

The Sword of Justice

How much weight do words have? Would we become noticeably heavier standing on a scale while someone lobbed the “unspeakable” at us? Continue reading ““It’s My Right!” – Culpable, Onus, and Judgement – Our Search For Exoneration of Self”

The “Love Contract” – Spotting Fear’s Hidden Asterisk

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Ever heard the phrase Quid pro quo?

The original Latin translation was “this instead of that” but today when we hear this it’s more like; “I’m only doing this for you since you’re promising me something in return”.

It’s funny how both of those translations fit most people’s unspoken understanding of love when we think about it from the you-complete-me world view. Continue reading “The “Love Contract” – Spotting Fear’s Hidden Asterisk”