Monday, 21 September 2015

Isn't It Time To Throw Out Our Egos?

The plan of our lives...

Have you ever wondered what might have happened if you had perhaps taken a left turn instead of a right turn, or had gone to this pub instead of the other one, that your life would have developed differently. A whole new set of circumstances, people and experiences.

Sometimes we fight so hard to swim upstream in our life. It feels like we have gained some distance and whoosh, suddenly we are back to where we started our upstream workout. Time almost wasted. What if life just wants us to go back and drift the other way? Go with the flow, so to speak.

Do you also get those days where all the traffic lights are green? Not just the on the road but in other areas too. Work that seems to go easier than expected, a parking lot right outside the shop, having great ideas and generally just feeling good. What or who then causes our traffic lights to turn red?

Here is the million dollar question: Are we the ones on the switch of our personal traffic lights? Is it our thought pattern and behaviour that puts barriers into our road? The other day I was privileged enough to hear a webinar with Eckhart Tolle.

If you have read his books or heard him speak, you know that he emphasizes on the destructive power of our ego's. Yes, that inner voice that constantly tells us that we are what we have, what we do, what we look like and what we know. when in fact, we are not!

I tend to think, that if we learn to ignore our ego, our traffic lights will automatically switch to green and take the struggle out of an ego driven life. Of course, learning to ignore our ego is not so easy, as our egos are " ruling " the world at this time...


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