Swami Tommy's Meditations to Move You

Podcast #114: You Gotta Be You

July 13, 2020 Brad Season 7 Episode 114
Swami Tommy's Meditations to Move You
Podcast #114: You Gotta Be You
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Swami Tommy's Meditations to Move You
Podcast #114: You Gotta Be You
Jul 13, 2020 Season 7 Episode 114
Brad

In the process of self-study, we are examining our identity. The true self. The essential self. The core self. The original self. Sometimes, we confuse our ego-identity ("me") as the totality of who we are. The ego is a part of our identity, not all of it. The ego's function is to create a structure, a foundation for identity formation, but it's not the whole house!

When we deepen our understanding of our identity to include aspects of ourselves other than the ego, we grow. We grow to know a fuller self, a more faceted self, an expanded self. So, listen to Sammy Davis, Jr. and go and be your beautiful self. And as Oscar Wilde, the cleverly quipping writer said, "Just be yourself daring, everyone else is already taken."

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In the process of self-study, we are examining our identity. The true self. The essential self. The core self. The original self. Sometimes, we confuse our ego-identity ("me") as the totality of who we are. The ego is a part of our identity, not all of it. The ego's function is to create a structure, a foundation for identity formation, but it's not the whole house!

When we deepen our understanding of our identity to include aspects of ourselves other than the ego, we grow. We grow to know a fuller self, a more faceted self, an expanded self. So, listen to Sammy Davis, Jr. and go and be your beautiful self. And as Oscar Wilde, the cleverly quipping writer said, "Just be yourself daring, everyone else is already taken."