Yesterday, I had a conversation with a student who was puzzled by how her teacher can be so blind to her own behaviors and statements made in her class. To this student, these statements were inappropriate and damaging to her students. There are many of us who operate with these blinders. The stronger the ego, the stronger the blinders. I explained to the students that most humans are unable to see our own actions, but we only can see others actions. This is a very typical human flaw and behavior.
In spiritual practice, we attempt to release our ego to break down these blinders so that we may see ourselves in our true light, whether positive or negative. Ego identifies our smaller selves, who demands to always be right, demands to be in control, and must be preserved at all costs. I gave this student an example of Ted Bundy who was an infamous serial killer in the United States murdering over 40 women throughout the United. States. He clearly never looked inward past his emotional wounds and psychological problems to see his true self, but operated very strongly within his ego. If actions as serious as murder does not cause a person to look inward, then this demonstrates how powerful ego truly is. Ted Bundy was ultimately stopped from murdering women when he was executed by the State of Florida.
My example is not to scare you, but to demonstrate how our ego can blind us even in committing the most heinous of acts without allowing us to look inward at our own behaviors. I believe there is evil in each of us that is assisted by our egos in order to continue these evil acts. It is only through conscious mindful awareness that we are able to change these behaviors that may hurt others. I also believe there is good in each of us that is called love, and that it is always possible to change our behaviors and intentions to affect different outcomes on our lives and for our world. May you find the goodness within you. Blessings of love, Brooke (Copyright 2014 Kundalini Spirit with All Rights Reserved)