“I want to be Happy, but my Ego wants to be Right!”

I was surrounded by great views driving from Novato to Sacramento, CA on Friday through the beautiful San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge and I began to sing, something that I don’t normally do – especially with my own lyrics. Sounded like an Eric Clapton tune.

The words were, “I want to be Happy, but my Ego wants to be Right!” I repeated them several times and soon realized the depth in the statement.

Being still and in peace can yield insights that are beyond our egoic mind’s capability. I have been using it daily since Friday evening and it has served me well over the weekend visiting my mother and my brother’s family. I shared this awareness with my brother while he was having a heated discussion and he instantly saw the wisdom in the statement, something that older brothers rarely do listening to their younger brothers.

Would love to hear your perspective. Have a good one.

About Krishna Pendyala

Author of "Beyond the PIG and the APE: Realizing SUCCESS and true HAPPINESS". I am a life coach, speaker and workshop leader. My vision is to enhance life on our planet by raising awareness of the ego, in a simple manner. My commitment is to empower men and women make better choices to achieve joy and fulfillment, without protracted struggles or huge personal crises. I believe we can create an enlightened society where inner awareness empowers people to thrive in harmony.
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3 Responses to “I want to be Happy, but my Ego wants to be Right!”

  1. Joyce Wilde says:

    Bless you for your posts. They are so right on. Somehow so perfectly synchronized with what I’m needing to connect with … Thank you.

  2. Dr. Ray Kathiresan says:

    Good one to reflect!
    “I ” is communing with Being Spirit (SatChidAnandam) and “Ego” (little “i”) is connected with Human Mind.
    “i” am Right and, you are Wrong —- that is how the Mind(ego) continues its existance.

  3. nagaraj says:

    There is an incident that is narrated about Kanakadasa. The many disciples of his teacher were arguing about who will achieve salvation and how can it be achieved. As each one laid out a plan to do this or that towards this goal, apparently Kanakadasa told them that none of them will reach their goal. So they then challenged him who can then attain it? His Answer was “naanu hodare hodenu” (Kannada). This generally translates as “may be I will go”. But really what he meant was, “if the I( naanu – aham) the ego goes away (hodare), then I may(hodenu)”.

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