"Here’s where the ego comes in: Our ego notices others. " -- Dr Wayne Dyer
"This week, try living in bewilderment. Wonder about the stars, be amazed at your life, love each other soul you meet and know they are in their assigned earth suit and ego too."
-- Dr. Chris Baker
Several years ago, as our family stood graveside at the cemetery to say goodbye to Claude’s mother, Trey said, “Granny is gone. Her earth-suit is in the coffin.”
An "a-ha moment" for me, it gave me pause between the tears falling on my cheeks. Her earth-suit.
A new perspective for me - we as souls, come here to take on an earth-suit (our body) and an ego (our human mind) and through these encumbrances, we begin our lessons in this school of life.
“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.”
~ Rabindranath Tagore
"Here’s where the ego comes in: Our ego notices others. Our ego judges, criticizes, and condemns. “If you can remove judgement, criticism, condemnation, you can live the life of your dreams.”
~ Dr. Wayne Dyer
“The implication of that is that if you can remove yourself from those three thought forms, you are living more in your divine part than in your ego part.”
~ Eckhart Tolle
This week, try living in bewilderment. Wonder about the stars, be amazed at your life, love each other soul you meet and know they are in their assigned earth suit and ego too.
Meet them at the soul level.
Dr Chris Baker
Dr. Chris Baker is Past President of the American Orthodontic Society, a pediatric dentist and teacher of orthodontics, An author, dental practice consultant, mentor, and a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools, Dr Chris practices and blogs in beautiful Abu Dhabi, UAE, and glorious Texas, USA.
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