For the Ego

We can direct compassion at the selves that give us trouble: the desiring-self, the self-in-a-rage, or the impatient-self. Today we’ll simply direct compassion at our egos, to sooth the suffering and desperation behind self-importance.

I practice compassion for my ego
With compassion, I free my ego from suffering
with compassion, I help my ego find peace and feel safe in this world
With compassion, I help him flourish

With patience and good humour, I welcome my ego’s imperfections
With sympathy, I feel for his suffering
With empathy, I mind what he’s feeling and try to understand why

For my ego, I seek wisdom
I nurture a broad perspective
I foster gratefulness for him
and I acknowledge that suffering and difficulties are part of his life

Thank you for practicing with me and my funny little ego😄

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