Don’t Let Your Ego Create A Battlefield Of Bruised Relationships
So often we get wrap up in our righteousness that our own true feelings are obscure to us. Thoughts of a bruised pride get intensified. We judge others while imbuing our ego with energy. In the end such feelings and attitudes lead to misunderstandings and battered relationships.
But what if rather than jumping on our high horse we gave ourselves time to look past what seems to be obvious to us to actually see the truth? What if we didn’t pay attention to the histrionics and actually looked with our hearts at the pain in others? Maybe we would be able not to be sidetracked by attitudes that don’t really matter and would instead connect in a loving way.
As each one of us move forward on our own journey of self-discovery and wisdom, connecting with others in a real way becomes more important. Our ego learns to step aside to let us try to go to the essence of another and when we fail to do that, we hurt.
It doesn’t matter what our pride says. The truth is for us to live in harmony we must live in consciousness.
The below posted article poses an interesting exercise; how would you relate to others if it was the last time you were seeing them?
I bet most if not all troubles and animosity would fall off because in the end what matters is our humanity and the love we have for one another. If we agree that is the truth then we must practice it.
Lessons in Humanity From My Barista
By Roger Housden
The first person I normally greet in the morning is Diego. Today, I look at him with eyes whose vision has been altered by reading the opening lines of a poem by Ellen Bass called “If You Knew”:
What if you knew you’d be the last to touch someone?… Continued