In the 29 November, 2005 Blog the title was, Actions – For YOU or ego?
The content of the Blog was;
Which actions are taking YOU towards YOUR measurable goal?
Which actions are taking your ego towards getting its unmet needs of either; approval, control, power, recognition, safety, worthiness met?
In others words where is your ego wasting YOUR time?
But what about the influence that another person’s ego can have on you?
To quote the wisdom of Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi: Who’s the more foolish, the fool, or the fool who follows him?
To add some real context, please read the following from Eckart Tolle;
The particular egoic patterns that you react to most strongly in others and misperceive as their identity tend to be the same patterns that are also in you, but that you are unable or unwilling to detect within yourself. In that sense, you have much to learn from your enemies. What is it in them that you find most upsetting, most disturbing? Their selfishness? Their greed? Their need for power and control? Their insincerity, dishonesty, propensity to violence, or whatever it may be? Anything that you resent and strongly react to in another is also in you. But it is no more than a form of ego, and as such, it is completely impersonal. It has nothing to do with who that person is nor has it anything to do with who you are. Only if you mistake it for who you are can observing it within you be threatening to your sense of self.