I’ve been working on letting go of my ego. You know, the thing that says “I have to this…,” “I need to meet her/him…,” “I’m not successful enough for….”
The happy New-Age definition of Ego is: The ego is a collection of beliefs and past experiences that defines how a person interacts with life.
Okay, that’s boring as shit and could take us down the road of reverse marketing, when “marketing” is a big part of why our ego’s are so fucked.
So, let’s see what the Buddha says:
“You will not be punished from you anger, you will be punished by your anger.”
Shit, that’s because I used the “fuck” word in my blog again, isn’t it?
“Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.”
Okay, sorry for swearing, I won’t do it again.
“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”
Okay, Buddha, I get it. I suck.
“Pain is certain, suffering is optional.”
Now you are really confusing me.
“A man asked Me, ‘I want happiness.’ I said, ‘First remove I, that’s Ego, then remove want, that’s desire. See, now you are left with only Happiness.”
Wow, Buddha, I think I’m getting it.
“Don’t call me Buddha, Buddha.”
And so, my conversation with the Buddha ended, or… has it?