Tilting at windmills

Image by  Will Simpson

Image by Will Simpson

I am a small person. Wanting to operate in the world without recognition. Ego pulls and tugs. Wants are endless and this includes the desire for recognition. But given how small I am, and how much the ego wants, how is this even possible, even desirable? It is like tilting at windmills. Thats a interesting notion. The ego, the untamed self, the immature self, is busy scheming and attacking imaginary enemies. While life goes on. You can chose to interact with the ego or just watch as the wonder and mystery of life unfolds. Please chose the later. 

Hope you have an awesome day!

Credits — The 59 Lojong Slogans - Atisha's mind-training techniques. Commentary by Judy Lief Tricycle Magazine 2010

This journal is meant as a reminder to encourage my future self. Where I work on my mental fitness and ‘adulting’. A reminder to him to operate in the world with love and compassion and some tips put together in a moment of clarity to help him when he is less clear and caught up in stuff the he can’t control.  Continue the conversation anytime: will@kestrelcreek.com.