Daily Dose for the Soul

In the Fire From Within, Carlos Castaneda hears these words from his sorcerer teacher : “Self importance is man’s greatest enemy. What weakens him is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of his fellow man. Self importance requires that one spend most of one’s life offended by something or someone.” This is a major impediment to connecting to intention; you can all too easily create a no match here.

Basically, your feeling of self importance are what make you feel special, so let’s deal with this concept of being special. It’s essential that you have a strong self concept and that you feel unique. The problem is when you misidentify who you truly are by identifying yourself as your body, your achievements, and your possessions. Then you identify people who have accomplished less as inferior, and your self important superiority causes you to be constantly offended in one way or another. This misidentification is the source of most of your problems, as well as most of the problems of humankind.

Reference : The Power of Intention. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. BINNZYtheWRITER says:

    Who doesn’t need a message of humility. Always good to see. Thank you

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    1. GS says:

      Yes. Humility is the key to success A healthy humility is beneficial for self-improvement and may help a person to be receptive to other opportunities. By combining humility with motivation, a person can develop the ability to overcome obstacles without letting failures knock one out of balance.

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  2. BINNZYtheWRITER says:

    No doubt about it. Some very wise words

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    1. GS says:

      Narcissistic personality disorder is a condition different from self-confidence (a strong sense of self). And that leads to exaggerated feelings of self-importance; the idea that your experiences and needs are more important than those of others.

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  3. BINNZYtheWRITER says:

    It took me a long time to get my ego in check. So what you are saying feels so wrong now. But if you dont go through it, you will never learn. Thank you for putting this so clearly. It’s resonating during a reflective time

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    1. GS says:

      You have me worried there for a second. Glad you liked my thought.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you. We are so self absorbed these days. Mindfulness will bring us back and ground us.

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  4. Thotaramani says:

    Yesterday I was thinking of you! God Bless you in every way

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you. That is so kind of you. We need to understand it from a spiritual perspective. To understand those “things that you are not”, you need to take a closer look at what all you consider as a part of your own identity. Body is something that you have gathered from this earth. Hence it is a loan that you will need to repay back one day. Mind is a complex amalgamation of your experiences, accumulated information and conclusions. This faculty which is ultimately combined with your body, will also be returned back to earth along with it.


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