“Enlightenment is ego’s ultimate disappointment. Chogyam Trungpa
How much better the world would be if people checked their egos at the door. Egos take up so much space and I see egos everywhere. I see them at work, I see them at my children’s hockey games, I see them at my children’s football games, I see them at the mall, I see them at church and on the street. If you look close you can see them too, they carry a certain aura that you just can’t miss. They exhibit themselves in arrogance, power, vanity, rudeness, elitist and entitlement.
Egos are not authentic, they are not real, they are a perspective of who someone thinks they should be rather than who they could be. Egos think that they have many opportunities by using and abusing the environment around them without care or concern how it affects the beings within that environment. I spot egos from a mile away and I absolutely detest egos. Should you have the nerve to question ego, the anger, bitterness and absolute meanness that can unleash in your direction is overwhelming.
It’s tempting to get back at ego, make ego pay, call ego out, but the truth of the matter is to engage in such unworthy actions simply sets ego up against ego in a war where there are only takers and no winners. Ignoring ego, not reacting to ego and letting ego follow it’s own path is a walk toward enlightenment and peace. Calling out souls and reaching out from soul to soul is who we are meant to be and gravitates our being on a path where ego has no home.
In an egomaniac world it can be hard to stay true to one’s values and ego hates beings with core values. Ego will chase core values down like a hunter stalking his prey and kill core values at the root so ego can achieve the ultimate goal of power and intimidation. Ego and Narcissist are friends and when they get together it can be a powerful tea party. Plotting and planning and executing their selfishness and need to be the centre of the universe taking down any being who dares to question their motives. An exhausting game, even for the ego and narcissist. A game that ultimately leads to isolation and loneliness but in ego and narcissist’s shallow and limited minds they won as the ego has landed.