Don’t feed the egos here on Earth. Don’t feed your own ego, and don’t feed others’ egos. This isn’t good for the planet.
Aha, yet what specifically do I mean when I say not to feed egos?
If someone is wearing a pretty dress, by all means tell the wearer of the pretty dress that she is lovely. Complimenting someone truthfully is not feeding anyone’s ego. You’re not feeding others’s egos, nor are you feeding your own. A genuine comment isn’t flattery. You don’t express a genuine comment in order to profit from it, perhaps to rise higher in your own estimation. Certainly, give others attention. Absolutely, put some Sunshine into others’ lives. Say something nice without getting carried away. Never is it to be your purpose to flatter someone.
When this same lady is wearing the same pretty dress, and you choose to compliment the lady in order to gain some kind of favor or advantage in Life, to possibly be using her in one way or another to boost your ego,, then refrain from giving her a compliment. Be true to Truth. Be True to your Self and not to aggrandizement. How much is aggrandizement worth anyhow?
There is a difference between giving someone some cheer, and your trying to win points.
What if We are talking about your teacher at school. It is not for you to try to be the teacher’s pet. You may try to be pulling the wool over the schoolteacher’s eyes. You may sincerely like the teacher’s red dress, yet honestly, you are trying to hoodwink the teacher, and, so, then you are building a disguise thinking you’re smart. Is it smart of you to build a disguise? Think of what the word dis-guise means. You are not to be a sham in Life, Beloveds. Be True to yourself. Be True to your Self.
What We are talking about here is your being real. Do not be untrue, and don’t disappoint or mar yourself with ego. Ego is a false front.
Know your worth, and then there is nothing you have to build out of nothing, certainly not out of thin air. Respect yourself and respect others. Otherwise, you are trying to make a Life out of what amounts to vapor.
What is the value of a false image?
What is the point of bogus sentiments?
I understand how it is in the world. I understand how you can get caught up in Life and in ways to augment yourself. Stay away from schemes.
I do understand how you may feel compelled to raise your stature to where you would like it to be. I do understand how you desire to blossom and to be all that you would like to be and what I want you to be. Just don’t be false. Don’t.
How do you jump from as you are (as you see it) to what you truly want to rise to (as I see it)? How do you go higher without jumping off from where you are? The concept of Rising Higher is to be real. Beloveds, rising higher isn’t a performance you put on.
Listen carefully here. In the world, I do not ask you to be everything to everyone. You cannot be everything to everyone.
Never again can shrugging your shoulders and saying you can only be yourself be an excuse for your not seeking Greatness. Of course I do not say that you are to be a chameleon. Be, and do not dissemble. You don’t have to think of yourself as the Best in the World. There are many Great Ones in the world, and you can grow to Greatness. Absolutely, you can. For Real.
To desire to be Great isn’t quite the same as catering to yourself. Be. Be Greater today than you were yesterday. Be honest with yourself. We are talking about you and not anyone else. Be Truthful.
Ease up on yourself. There is no king-pin you have to be. Rest on Sundays. Go quietly within. You do not need to outperform yourself any day of the week. BE. Allow yourself to be the Real Thing and no less.