The Ego’s Block Towards Happiness

“When true happiness shows up, the ego is bored with it: It’s too plain, too ordinary, and it doesn’t leave us feeling special or above the fray. It doesn’t take away our problems, which is the ego’s idea of happiness. The ego wants no more difficulties: no more sickness, no more need for money, no more work, no more bad feelings, only unending pleasure and bliss. Such perfection is the ego’s idea of a successful life. However, the happiness the ego dreams of will never be attained by anyone. The ego denies the reality of this dimension, where challenges are necessary to evolution and blissful states and pleasure come and go.” -Gina Lake


About Jennifer Twardowski

Jennifer is a graduate student in transpersonal counseling psychology. Her interests are in personality typology (MBTI, Enneagram, Jungian typology), expressive arts, dreams, yoga, tarot and oracle cards, world religions, dance, photography, gardening, floral design, and more!

Posted on August 11, 2012, in Happiness, Money, Pain, Spirituality and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. I believe that´s the difference between happiness and satisfaction…

  2. Awesome post! I’m reblogging it :-). Where does the ego get such lofty fantacies from? This is how people get in a never ending cycle of unhappiness.

  3. Reblogged this on Inward Onward : Looking Within & Moving On and commented:
    This is how one gets stuck in a never ending cycle of unhappiness….. More thoughts on this later.

  4. A very interesting and thought-provoking blog. I look forward to reading and understanding more in my search and wish you many more wonderful discoveries in yours.

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