There is only one universal taboo: incest. Ego can rationalize every other behaviour.
“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.”
The “I don’t know” state disables ego and frees consciousness to perform its wonders.
Wisdom has no thought process.
On their own, thoughts are not a problem. Believing them, taking them seriously, identifying with them—now that’s a problem. The challenge: Don’t believe everything you think. Timesaver: If it’s negative, dismiss it.
Ego isn’t just the Big Strut. According to the ancient enneagram, ego exhibits in nine different ways. In its most veiled manifestation, ego is shyness. Shyness courts attention in order to reject it.
Forget hurricane Michael. A more devastating cyclonic catastrophe wreaks havoc every day. It is the voice in the head that never shuts up, that foments rebuttals and resentments, that shouts, shatters and blames.