Thank you, Sally. What a liberating thougt: " I am"! I will definitely start practicing it. Love the part about inhaling somebody's suffering aand sending them your love and light....
This is an excellent article and one I would like to re-read over time to fully absorb the wisdom. Thank you
Great article! I really enjoyed it, especially the metaphors for ego.
Ms. Kempton, I too appreciate your words and wisdom. I am reading a book currently entitled "start where you are" by Pena chodron, that speaks of the ego in similar way. The author uses the analogy of not running from your demons, but placing your head into their mouths. I suppose you could look at ego as a kind of demon that we can not rid ourselves of, but surrender to.
Veena Grover RYT
i am very impressed with your thoughtful article Ms.kempton.You can't fight with ego, you just surrender.We blame other people for our problems, In real sense, our identity is also based on peoples opinions.We have to have deeper stability , inner strength & clear conscious.sincerity & Honesty gives us freedom & we feel light from burden of jealousy & we don't need to prove any one about our existence, but to our soul only.Surrender to Higher Power & feel His Bliss. Blessings.
nice article - re "One of the best antidotes to this tendency is to practice expanding our sense of self by including others in our personal territory." - i remember being taught this idea as a child of 5 in our church scripture classes - so this truth must be more universal than simply yoga or an established religion - as you point out, "[your] guru, Swami Muktananda, used to say that our real ego problem is that our egos aren't big enough." - the same might be said in re to where and how truth can be found - so great pointers, thanks!
Ms Kempton, your words are powerful and purely divine. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and understanding.
I amazes me that people who follow Muktananda - and i do not know that they do until i read their articles - write so well that it moves me beyond the mind. I am grateful for this writing and the articulate and helpful ways she has written these words - thankyou