Eat the Humble Pie

Addiction tries to isolate you. It tries to place you as separate and in a different place than others. That different place is often times above others. Addiction starts by the Ego giving us narratives to place ourselves as more important than those around us. I have found that I am able to better fight my addictions when I eat the humble pie. What I mean by this, is that when I am wrong, or when someone else has a better idea than I do. I accept it. Or if I make a mistake, I quickly admit it. When we allow the narratives the ego feeds us to stay, that we are more important than others, that we are smarter than others, that we have more money and are more successful than others, etc. This gives the ego energy and ammo to justify wrong actions. Before we know it, we are taking advantage of situations and people.

I am currently trying to find a balance between being confident but yet humble. Humility is a skill that needs to be refined always. We have to be confident in our own thoughts and abilities but we also need to be open and ready to listen and accept other people’s thoughts. Also, when we are guilty of protecting our own self-image, a lot of times we are protecting our ego. The ego must die in order for us to succeed. Comparison is the death of progression.

I recently finished the book by Glennon Doyle called “Untamed”. She speaks about the courage it takes to break away from our societal conditioning. We are all conditioned by our communities, religions, families, etc. to see the world in a specific way. When we hold on to those views so tightly, we are allowing the ego to dominate. We don’t know what we don’t know, and we can’t learn unless we are willing to see other views and ideas. Religion is a perfect example. If we are so confident that we have all of the answers, how could we ever be humble enough to accept a different perspective? When I think of this the song “Imagine” by John Lennon pops into my head.

Lyrics below:

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for todayImagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace, youYou may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as oneImagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world, youYou may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Glennon Doyle is an example to all of us of how to live in a world where she doesn’t care about judgement of others. She has allowed her ego to die, and she has exposed her true beautiful self to the world. Check out this interview with Brené Brown and Glennon Doyle: https://brenebrown.com/podcast/glennon-doyle-brene-on-untamed/

#glennondoyle #brenebrown #nofap #addictionrecovery #healthyliving #mindfulness #mindset #psychology #fightthenewdrug #pornkillslove #considerbeforeconsuming #sexaddiction #egodeath

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