Ego workshop (1)
“I came out alone on my way to my tryst.
But who is this that follows me in the silent dark?
I move aside to avoid his presence but I escape him not.
He makes the dust rise from the earth with his swagger;
he adds his loud voice to every word that I utter.
He is my own little self, my lord, he knows no shame;
but I am ashamed to come to thy door in his company.”
—— Who is This? by Rabindranath Tagore
About the workshop:
When was the last time you got angry because things didn’t go your way? When have you felt like you were not appreciated, that you needed more, deserved more? When did you worry over how people thought about you? When was the last time you refused to listen to someone, because you thought you were right and they were wrong?
We believe that our fear, anger, frustration, or any negative emotion results from externalities. We believe that it is the person who hurts us, the job that frustrates us, the situation that limits us, and once we change into a new relationship, a new company, a new environment, we will be fine.
Yet, it’s rarely the case.
The truth is, we become so caught up with the external opponent that we forget that the real opponent we need to be dealing with is the one within.
According to Kabbalist, we are each meant to be completely happy every minute of the day. If we are not, then there is only one reason – we are too attached to our ego. The human ego is probably the least understood phenomenon and yet, it is the most important. Now, we have two options: live in the world of disconnection, or live in the world that everything else inhabits, with lasting joy, fulfilment, and peace of mind. If you are looking for the root cause of your sufferings and the ultimate remedy, this workshop is for you.