Eliminating Ego To Improve Resilience

The past few years have been very challenging for me. Forces outside my control have been reshaping my entire life. For what purpose I'm not quite sure. I've learned a lot from the experience. One of the insights from this process is that my intellect is not sufficient to deal with all of life's challenges. I know now I've been missing a spiritual element in my life.

 

I've been working to purge all ego from my mind, attitude and work. I have come to realize that ego is the source of my problems and suffering. My ego has driven my ambition, my need for a big house in the wealthiest area and desire for more and more expensive things. I'm trying to become detached from things completely and to become independent from what I can't control. It's been liberating.

 

I don't know if this resonates with you or not. I'm not sure you've faced enough adversity in your life yet. If it's helpful to you, I recommend two great books that I'm reading now, Ego Is The Enemy by Ryan Holiday and The Power Of Now by Eckhart Tolle. I'm making both required reading for my resilience psychology lessons at FounderSensei. Whatever path you choose, the wisdom in these books are a valuable guide.