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The ego lives by comparisons...
by A Course in Miracles

The ego lives by comparisons...
The ego cannot survive without judgment.
- A Course in Miracles

Related topics: Inspirational Life Human-Nature Psychology

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles PHOTO

The world you see has nothing to do with reality.
It is of your own making and does not exist.
- A Course In Miracles

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles

 

My happiness depends on me.
- A Course in Miracles

Would you rather be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
- A Course In Miracles

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You cannot be totally committed sometimes.
- A Course In Miracles

In your brother is The Light.
See him as sinless,
and there can be no fear in you.
- A Course In Miracles

Seek not outside yourself.
- A Course in Miracles

There are many answers you have received
but have not yet heard.
- A Course In Miracles

Every loving thought is true.
Everything else is an appeal for healing and help,
regardless of the form it takes.
- A Course In Miracles

Do you prefer that you be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

With courage, you will dare to take risks,
have the strength to be compassionate,
and the wisdom to be humble.
Courage is the foundation of integrity.
- Keshavan Nair

It is impossible to begin to learn
that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

When you argue with reality,
you lose - but only always.
- Byron Katie

The man who is awakened, lives in such a way
that he leaves no footprints.
- Osho quoting The Buddha

Pride comes in two flavors -
be careful which you choose -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Real excellence and humility are
not incompatible one with the other,
on the contrary they are twin sisters.
- Jean Baptiste Lacordaire

Pride comes in two flavors -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
- Polish Proverb

I'm so glad I never feel important, it does complicate life!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We have to stop and be humble enough to understand
that there is something called mystery.
- Paulo Coelho

"Pride" is such a double-edged sword -
Self-Worth on one edge and Ego on the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations
comes nearest to perfection.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Principal Causes of Our Suffering
are Our Expectations and Our Assumptions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you have to have it, it's ego.
If you have to not have it, it's ego.
Hold life lightly and it will deliver what you need
and release what you don't.
- Alan Cohen

The good news is that you aren't
as important as you thought you were.
Relax. The weight of the world
is not on your shoulders.
Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self denial is an indulgence to the ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect,
and the absence of ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

During life, none of us is 100% open to Spirit -
we have too much ego to do that.
Only at death do we give up our ego and completely open to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The man who promises everything, is sure to fulfill nothing,
and everyone who promises too much is in danger of
using evil means in order to carry out his promises,
and is already on the road to perdition.
- Carl Jung

INTENT:
We hold the power to make things happen
through our intent -
to the extent that we use our intention
with compassion and without ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Misery nourishes your ego -
that's why you see so many miserable people in the world.
The basic, central point is the ego.
- Osho

Each of us is of infinite value,
and each of us has the ability to make
a profound difference in the lives we touch.
We leave our most profoundly positive impact
on those around us by the nature of our lives
and the example we set -
not by how busy we are,
or how important we believe we are.
Setting an example of being loving, relaxed and joyful,
regardless of external circumstances,
is a great legacy for our family and for the world.
Self importance - ego - is not a path to happiness.
Focusing one's whole life on responsibilities,
without taking time for self-renewal and play,
abandons the joy and the true value of life.
I want my tombstone to read, "Inspired others,"
rather than, "Never missed a day at the office."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Looking at a sunset, just for a second
you forget your separateness:
you are the sunset.
That is the moment when you feel the beauty of it.
But the moment you say that it is a beautiful sunset,
you are no longer feeling it;
you have come back to your separate,
enclosed entity of the ego.
Now the mind is speaking.
- Osho

The soul loves to meditate,
for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy.
If, then you experience mental resistance during meditation,
remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego;
it doesn't belong to the soul.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

"Pride" is one of those really crazy words,
and such a double-edged sword -
Self-Worth on one edge, and Ego on the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul.
- Henry Van Dyke

The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something,
but to be something.
- Muhammed Iqbal

Don't let your ego get too close to your position,
so that if your position gets shot down,
your ego doesn't go with it.
- Colin Powell

Every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average.
His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some
part or other and to a greater or lesser extent.
- Sigmund Freud

Drugs, alcohol and ego.
They are a bad mix.
- Don Dokken

Ego is to the true self what a flashlight is to a spotlight.
- John Bradshaw

We are constantly protecting the male ego,
and it's a disservice to men.
If a man has any sensitivity or intelligence,
he wants to get the straight scoop from his girlfriend.
- Betty Dodson

I used to get some ego thing out of saying I wasn't a star,
just an actress.
Forget it.
I'm a star.
I wanted it.
I worked for it.
I got it.
- Valerie Harper

Ego is a social fiction for which one person at a time gets all the blame.
- Robert Anton Wilson

It's very clearly stated in the film:
You make your own choices,
and what you're always fighting is ego.
- Taylor Hackford

When actors give their input, it can be very ego-driven,
and directors are scared of that.
- Michael Pitt

The column's worked out great for me.
I've gotten a ton of ego satisfaction,
had a lot of fun, won a batch of prizes and occasionally done some public good.
- Allan Sloan

Never let your ego get so close to your position that when your position goes,
your ego goes with it.
- Colin Powell

Good writers are often excellent at a hundred other things,
but writing promises a greater latitude for the ego.
- John Cheever

There's a little more ego involved in these jobs than people might realize.
- Walter Cronkite

Where id was, there ego shall be.
- Sigmund Freud

Goals must never be from your ego, but problems that cry for a solution.
- Robert H. Schuller

The ego is willing but the machine cannot go on.
It's the last thing a man will admit,
that his mind ages.
- Will Durant

I think one of the interesting things about poker is
that once you let your ego in,
you're done for.
- Al Alvarez

I'm aware that, from the outside, this looks like I've got quite an ego.
- Kevin Spacey

Even though we want huge individual egos,
our collective ego is unbelievable.
- Mike Krzyzewski

As the ego cogito, subjectivity is the consciousness
that represents something,
relates this representation back to itself,
and so gathers with itself.
- Martin Heidegger

It was important to have a similar energy in my performance.
To make the character too different would have just
been about my ego because it didn't need to be drastically different.
- Brandon Routh

Anytime there is a struggle between doing what is actually
right and doing what seems right,
then your ego is interfering with your decision.
- Darren L. Johnson

Ego is the immediate dictate of human consciousness.
- Max Planck

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that
when your position falls,
your ego goes with it.
- Colin Powell


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