Image / Sergey Nivens
"Egolessness" is defined by an absence, rather than by a presence.
It means "absence of the fantasy of self-importance," and it implies the growth of social rather than selfish motivation.
It is unrealistic to expect that we can all become totally egoless, like a Buddha, but we can all gradually emerge from local to open perspective, from personal to participatory concerns, from historical time to eternal immediacies.
We can come to experience ourselves as a cosmologist might see us, a drop in the ocean of time, but also a tiny force field bending the rays of the world ever-so-slightly into universal, peaceful directions.
Instead of a personal ego struggling to solidify itself against the tides of time, we can become channels through which the stream of peace flows.
- Paul Fleischman, from Cultivating Inner Peace
Dana Wyss Healing Arts
Breathe deeply, practice often, be well.