Young or old, dissolve your vanity or ego before it dissolves your character and soul.
“It’s hard to live with him doc, he’s full of himself, always critical, I think you call it egotist,” cried Sally in describing her husband during one of our Viber sessions.
“He’s like a volcano, erupting even with the slightest provocation on his ego. I can’t understand him. I just feel like leaving him but kick him first!”
Here is simply one of the multitudes of examples of a relationship going astray due to vanity or ego.
Tennessee Williams, one of history’s greats in literature, once wrote and observed:
“Nobody sees anybody truly but all through the flaws of their own egos. That is the way we all see … each other in life. Vanity, fear, desire, competition – all such distortions within our own egos – condition our vision of those in relation to us. Add to those distortions to our own egos the corresponding distortions in the egos of others, and you see how cloudy the glass must become through which we look at each other. That’s how it is in all living relationships except that when there is that rare case of two people who love intensely enough to burn through all those layers of opacity and see each other’s naked hearts.”
Dissolve your vanity or ego before it dissolves your character, your soul, your relationship, and everything else in your life.
One most effective psychological and spiritual way of doing it is by connecting your ego to God.
May you look away from your self and performances.
And lift only the One who is the source of your life, relationship, gift, and everything.
You do not know whether you’d be alive next moment or tomorrow or days to come.
Your life is in His hands, not in yours.