Sunspiration #38: Knowledge & Ego
Planet earth is an incarnation of polar opposites: right and left, good and evil & north & south.
Polar opposites also exist internally and its not uncommon to see knowledge and ego work in opposition of each other. Why is it that a true spiritual teacher lives a simple life, wears simple clothes and yet does need to feed his ego with fame, riches and popularity?
Why is it that a shirtless, man-bun wearing "enlightened" power yoga instructor struts around class verbally vomiting the Yoga Sutras, while wearing mala beads, and snapping pictures for his Facebook account? He may have the textbook knowledge, but lacks in spiritual knowledge, or life experience, which drives his ego to shine.
Don't be fooled by fake gurus as there is a complete difference between the two. But, usually the more knowledge you have, the less your ego. Today there are people who "know it all." They may be a barista, but somehow are climate-change experts and understands everything about politics. Most of them come from an ego-centric place that believes that THEY and no one else is right.
As always, inspired by the sun,
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Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com