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Ego is always shaken, always in search of food, that somebody should appreciate it. That’s why you continuously ask for attention.
You get the idea of who you are from others.
It is not a direct experience.
It is from others that you get the idea of who you are. They shape your center. This center is false, because you carry your real center. That is nobody’s business. Nobody shapes it.
You come with it.
You are born with it.
So you have two centers. One center you come with, which is given by existence itself. That is the self. And the other center, which is created by the society, is the ego. It is a false thing - and it is a very great trick. Through the ego the society is controlling you. You have to behave in a certain way, because only then does the society appreciate you. You have to walk in a certain way; you have to laugh in a certain way; you have to follow certain manners, a morality, a code. Only then will the society appreciate you, and if it doesn’t, you ego will be shaken. And when the ego is shaken, you don’t know where you are, who you are.
The others have given you the idea.
That idea is the ego.
Try to understand it as deeply as possible, because this has to be thrown. And unless you throw it you will never be able to attain to the self. Because you are addicted to the center, you cannot move, and you cannot look at the self.
This past spring I had the spectacular opportunity to work with a strength coach I have long admired and respected--Jason Ferruggia. I was a test subject for a new workout/diet program he was developing with his fantastic wife Jen Ferruggia . With their help I achieved my dream body (six-pack included) and cannot thank them enough for having such a tremendous impact on my life, in many more ways than just physically. Bikini Body Workouts is now available and they used one of my progress photos on the website! The photo above is actually me only about halfway through.
My final results you can see here ====> http://instagram.com/p/ZebW_4TTlU/
I also kept a partial video diary of my progress during the last half of the program. You can see that below:
Many members of the general public sometimes question why Indians receive services free of charge from the federal government, including certain medical and education benefits. The doctrine of trust responsibility demonstrates however, that Indians are not receiving “free” services. Rather, these services were PREPAID. Tribes relinquished their homelands and agreed to move peacefully to much smaller territories in exchange for these services. Therefore, as Senator Byron Dorgan stated in 2007 regarding the importance of funding Indian health-care programs: “This is not an option; it’s a trust responsibility [and] we need to own up to our responsibility.
~Stephen L. Pevar, The Rights of Indians and Tribes, Fourth Edition (via A Daily Riot)