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Understanding the Ego...
I found a man online who wrote a book, The Ego is the Enemy. His name is Ryan Holiday. Here is some of the research that he found while writing this book.
The artist Marina Abramovic has said that the moment that we begin to believe in our own greatness, we kill our ability to be truly creative. This is not always the easy way out. It takes awareness that will help you stay sober, clear-headed, creative and humble. He has 25 strategies for understanding this ego of ours. Here are a few.
1. Adopt a beginner's mind. Epictetus says, "It is impossible to learn that which one thinks one already knows." When we let the ego tell us that we have arrived and figured it all out, it prevents us from learning. Children are so good at wanting to know the wonderful things around us, learn from them.
2. Focus on the effort--not the outcome. Have you been able to be successful? This is created by letting go of what we have created, knowing that was our best effort and that it could still fail. This can only make us better at what we do. External rewards are just extra.
3. Choose purpose over passion. Passion runs hot and then burns out. People with purpose (passion combined with reason) are more dedicated and have control over their direction.
Enough for today! Find a better way. Not always the easy way, it takes work.
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Hello, my name is Dana Lee Collins M.A.,L.P.C. I am a psychotherapist that has been trained in the art of neurofeedback. This science helps to heal the brain of trauma. I am dedicated to helping people heal.