Live by Your Spirit


“There is nothing that strengthens the ego more than being right.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

When you live by your ego you are always in a battle to be right, and how tiring and miserable that must be. Try living by your Spirit and see how happy you can be.

Life doesn’t have to be a struggle of who is right and who is wrong. Let go of having to be the winner and enjoy the simple pleasure of just being.

14 thoughts on “Live by Your Spirit

  1. Let go of being winner..yes.

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  2. smilecalm says:

    why struggle
    when there’s
    so little time
    to be joyful? 🙂

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    • That is so true, David. Maybe some people don’t think about it until they get older and have a lifetime to look back on, but life is really too short to spend it struggling to be right all the time. I want to spend the rest of my time on Earth being joyful.

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  3. This is so true. I see this battle in our country these days…everyone wants to be right!

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  4. inesephoto says:

    There is a difference between being right and doing right 🙂 First one has a lot to do with arrogance and self-righteousness. The other one has nothing to do with ego, and brings a lot of joy when it works out 🙂

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  5. That is true, Inese. I believe that your ego is all about being right no matter what, and your Spirit is about doing right and spreading joy for all to share.


  6. Inese Poga Art plus Life says:

    It’s simple in art: everything is right as long as it can be perceived as emotional impact. As a life-long teacher I can say that it isn’t the desire to be right, it is a desire to bring more knowledge to those who are ready to pay attention. It’s very evident that there is usually more than one truth out there and more than one side: everything has at least two sides. I am always for honesty, whether right or wrong because I’m noticing too many things done just for appearances. When we are standing for some truth, it’s not always ego that makes us do so.
    I’m also worried about the loss of individuality, therefore, we need to have an opinion. Mass perception is a very misleading manipulative tool. I adore people who go against the stream. I am never agreeing blindly with things that most people often consider right because “everybody thinks so”.
    We have to arrive to our right and our personal interpretation of right. From that perspective, nobody is right always. The worst part is that mass media like TV or Internet have convinced so many people that some ways of dong things are right and some wrong, and very often that is just assumption which somebody would love to be true because they profit from these “assumptions”. Thanks from

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  7. Tanushree says:

    Beautiful writing.. 😊😊

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  8. Michelle says:

    Yes I often think to myself, “would you rather be right or be happy?”. It does not mean you have to be silent,but you are so right when you say how tiring it must be to have to “be right” all of the time. Being right is only a perception anyway – our views on what is right is just that, our view – it does not mean others agree.

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  9. I love your comments, Michelle! Especially, “Being right is only a perception anyway!”


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