The ego is a mechanism and thus it has specific results – one of those results is the tendency to both judge as well as fear judgment from others. Recognize the mechanism and you step outside of its result.
A thought on the relationship between self-image and perceived (not actual) need.
Self-image/Identity/Ego is a regular point of discussion in my sessions, talks, and videos because it is such a powerful tool that most of our inner turmoil stems from our lack of understanding it
“Everything that you have done has led up to what you are now. Everything you do now will lead up to what you will be.”
Strength comes from facing your uncertainty, not hiding from it
An article I read recently discussed the idea of a “stream” of consciousness. This is a concept known to many and felt by most – that our thoughts and emotions flow like a continuous stream through our minds. The metaphor of a stream has several connotations that we take for granted and never question,
In my previous article “The Path (and the danger of having too many tools)“, I was exploring our reliance on certain conceptual tools (or “thoughts”) and how that reliance both shapes and limits our individual and collective lives. The point throughout the article is that our current mentality is nothing more than a combination (of various degrees) of agreed upon ideas that we use to get by in the world around us.
I think the most interesting thing about our experience as human beings at this point in history is that we’ve almost completely forgotten what life is all about. From cradle to grave we’re taught how to think, how to act, how to respond, how to interpret our feelings, how to speak, how to write, what ideas to think with,
Sometimes life can throw curve balls at us and catch us completely by surprise. It could be anything from an unexpected bill, losing your job, a personal confrontation, an emergency, etc. And in these moments we tend to feel like the carpet has been pulled out from underneath our feet; everything feels chaotic and “out of control”.
As with most things, the concept of “manifestation” has an ounce of truth to it but is often misunderstood because of the mentality we use to interpret it. There IS truth to the “law of attraction” but we miss that truth because we look at it from a distorted perception. We think we are practicing the law of attraction (and to some degree we are),