“Offer no resistance… In this way, you become invulnerable.”
– Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now
“They’re all gonna laugh at you!”
– Adam Sandler
I’m your ego, and I want what’s best for you. With me you’re never wrong, never need to say sorry, never need to take an uncomfortable risk. If someone hurts you, I’ll make them sorry. You may be a bundle of flaws, kid, but I’ll help you put on a show. Fool them all.
Ego probably helped our ancestors survive the jungle, but it serves no purpose in a global community that’s trying to rapidly evolve beyond war, hate, and suffering.
Vulnerability kills the ego, and with it the illusion that we are separate or alone. Walls between people crumble when we speak openly about our fears and insecurities.
We liberate ourselves when we stop fighting internal battles, turn to face our pain, and surrender to it.
In this way we transcend our suffering and become invulnerable.