where magic happens

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ego

“I don’t want it to end, and so, as every therapist knows, the ego does not want an end to its “problems” because they are part of its identity. If no one will listen to my sad story, I can tell it to myself in my head, over and over, and feel sorry for myself, and so have an identity as someone who is being treated unfairly by life or other people, fate or God. It gives definition to my self-image, makes me into someone, and that is all that matters to the ego.”

Eckhart Tolle

get to know it

“The way to develop the habit of savoring is to pause when something is beautiful and good and catches our attention – the sound of rain, the look of the night sky, the glow in a child’s eyes, or we witness some kindness. Pause… then totally immerse in the experience of savoring it. …memorize the felt-sense of that moment. Get to know it…”

Tara Brach