I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego. I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose… When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds.
– Ellen DeGeneres
There will be times when you may find yourself in situations where you wonder why is something happening to you and not someone else. Or maybe even the opposite of why does someone else have something and you do not. Either way, take a deep breath, step back, and remind yourself, to let go of the ego.
During one of our Yoga Teacher Training courses, Laura Mary mentioned the book, Ego is the Enemy. I have not read the book but but intend to. I bring this up because a mentor of mine once told me “Let Go the Ego”. He would say this to me quite often and as a young 20-something I remember feeling that it was not me – it was them. Whoever I was frustrated at, it was them that had the problem, not me.
As I have gotten wiser and gotten some more life experience, I’ve learned that things happen for you and not to you. Thinking this way has helped me let go of my own ego. This might not work for everyone but letting go and taking myself out of the equation has helped me get through tough times. Perhaps next time you are in a frustrating situation – try taking yourself out of the equation. Try to see if there is another way to look at the situation and if there are solutions to make it better for both parties.
“Virtue begins with understanding and is fulfilled by courage” – Aristotle
Below is a video that sums it up. It is a great intro to understanding about the ego and how ego is the enemy. Lead more with love and forgiveness. Give others the benefit of the doubt. Namaste