I'm a Praise Junkie, and I Hate It

I'm going to vent a little bit of my crazy here.  And not just because I need to write to process the crazy, but also because it seems like when I vent my crazy, others come up alongside me in that crazy, and I think knowing we're not alone in our crazy makes all of us feel better....more
Good to know we're not alone!  I'm thankful I wrote this, if for no other reason than to pull ...more

My Ego Is A Wounded Animal

I’ve always had a funky relationship with the concept of the ego. It seems to get all muddy because different people use the term to mean different things. Sigmund Freud refers to the ego as part of a triad - the “id” is the set of uncoordinated instinctual trends; the ego is the organized, realistic part; and the super-ego plays the critical and moralizing roles....more

From Victim to Victory: 3 Tips For Conquering Ego

The ego is an interesting entity.  It is that critical inner voice that tells us we're no good, unworthy and incapable. When we defy it's strident comments and succeed at anything it tells us that we are going to be found out as a fraud and that things will ultimately fall down around us. If we manage to continue to enjoy higher levels of love, happiness and success, it takes the credit! -Anonymous...more

New Thoughts on the Ego

Yesterday's work day with Charis was one of my favorite kinds....tons of awesome conversation where the insights kept flowing and new ideas came to us whole, complete and useable....more

The Acid Test For Transformation

http://waltzinghorses.blogspot.com/2012/03/acid-test-for-transformation.html Where I grew up...more

Leggo My Ego

I first learned the true definition of the Ego when I read Eckhart Tolle's book, A New Earth; Awakening to Your LIfe's Purpose. This was, (shockingly), prompted by Oprah and an online class she conducted surrounding the content of the book in 2008. It was mind-blowing AND eye-opening to say the very least. One of the central themes of the book is to describe, understand, and ultimately, break free from our own ego....more
I love this! I look forward to following along your journey!more

Teachings From The Positive

http://waltzinghorses.blogspot.com/2011/10/teachings-from-positive.html ...more

Three Parts, A Portion of the Whole

Three Parts, A Portion of the WholePhotography and Text by Jules Hovee Steffen ...more


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Week 15-Lesson 15: Let Go of Your Ego

If someone approaches you with boxing gloves, do you take the first punch? If not, do you put up a defense or duck to protect yourself from the blow heading right towards you? If the ego is attacked or threatened, it will always fight back. But you are not the ego, so why do you fight so hard to protect something which only exists in your mind.Recently, I've felt a lot of challenges concerning the ego. What I've realized is this: I'm not completely free from the ego because I still use words like "I," "mine," and "me."But don't we all?...more