Few Words on the notion of SELF-IMPORTANCE, that I humbly agree with :
“Self-importance is our greatest enemy. Think about it – what weakens us is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our fellow men. Our self-importance requires that we spend most of our lives and energy offended by someone.”
( plus Aga’s 2 cents: or acting to protect our beliefs or constantly trying and trying and trying to Prove a Point…ending up depleted from the usage of your life’s force, energy…so…the question arise – WHAT’S THE POINT IN DOING THAT?! 😉 )
“Every effort should be made to eradicate self-importance from the lives of warriors. Without self-importance we are invulnerable. Self-importance is not something simple and naive. On the one hand, it is the core of everything that is good in us, and on the other hand, the core of everything that is rotten. To get rid of the self-importance that is rotten requires a masterpiece of strategy.
Warriors fight self-importance as a matter of strategy, not principle. Impeccability is nothing else but the proper use of energy. My statements have no inkling of morality. I’ve saved energy and that makes me impeccable. To understand this, you have to save enough energy yourself.
In the strategic inventories of warriors, self-importance figures as the activity that consumes the greatest amount of energy, hence, their effort to eradicate it.”
– Don Juan in “The Fire From Within” by Carlos Castaneda
As it may be hard at times, I’d say and challenge you to … instead of fighting, overthinking to protect the belief or strategising against another’s point of view to prove Your point ( be it political, societal, “my grass is greener than your grass” kind of thing
Let’s Try/ALLOW ourselves to Stay Centred In The “Dao” ❤
Express NOT IMPRESS.
It FEELS that Expressing Yourself, if needed, coming from the HEART space, is never related to an anticipated notion of searching to get validated or applaud for. It just comes purely from the Heart, as it IS.
What is observed in the world these days mostly is self-expression from the mind – that seems to lead to and be the main culprit of energy depletion and pointless arguing leading nowhere.
With Loving Kindness,
#StayCentredInTheDaoInstead ~ExpressNotImpress #ExpressYourHeart