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Thursday, November 12, 2009

THE SENSE OF ENTITLEMENT:¿DO YOU HAVE ONE?


DO YOU SUFFER FROM A SENSE OF ENTITLEMENT?

…You know the disturbing epidemic that has been affecting humanity for years?

DO YOU COMPARE YOUR REALITY TO SOMEONE ELSE’S SOCIAL MASK?

…Because your self-worth is COMPLETELY tied up in your views about how you should be living your life on a material level?

DO YOU TAKE AWAY THE CHANCES OF ADVANCEMENT OF OTHERS?

…Just because you need to feel certain about your economic situation?

DO YOU FEEL THAT THE WORLD OWES YOU SOMETHING?

…Even though there are billions of us living here?

DO YOU FIND IT EASY TO LIVE WITH YOURSELF KNOWING THAT THE SCALES OF LIFE AREN’T BALANCED?

…Despite the fact that we are all the same?

When I think of individuals that have a sense of entitlement, I often think about how they cause their egos to become so much of who they are. When we really think about it, money, class AND material things are NOT the principle things in our psyches that separate us from each other…it is the EGO! @ Its most basic, the ego is simply a tool that helps us organize the various aspects of our lives so we can function in the world. In a sense, the ego is simply a way for us to understand and attend to ourselves @ the same time as we understand and attend to the world around us. However, due to the sense of entitlement most of us have, we’ve allowed our egos to be depicted in an almost demonic figure that keeps us from realizing the TRUE nature of humanity.

When this occurs, the higher self loses control of the psyche. The psyche then falls under the leadership of the ego, an entity that was never meant to lead. The ego is meant to be definitively in the service of the higher self. When this relationship is functioning, the ego is a useful mediator representing the whole self but not thinking that it is the whole self. Thus, the sense of entitlement renders the ego helpless as it becomes a separate entity called “I”

When the “I” syndrome is born, we then have law-abiding, moral people do things in retaliation that they wouldn’t dream of ever doing. Can you imagine the boss of a company telling his staff that he pays the same price for bread as they do so he doesn’t see why they would need a raise in pay? Worse yet, can you imagine him doing that EVERYDAY you worked there?

Does this make you wonder who truly determines the value of an individual human being when folks like him started to categorize other people’s worth in terms of what they have? He obviously has NO respect for himself so you can imagine where humanity falls in that scenario…He feels that he worked hard for his money, so why should he have to simply give more of it away? So when he sees his employees trying to get where he is he puts a stop to them because he and only he can have what he has. Such fun playing GOD the sense of entitlement brings huh? Talk about sabotaging humanity…

The question of whether he deserves what he has is not really in our jurisdiction because the sense of entitlement plays itself out in ways we can’t fully comprehend…on the level of the soul, over the course of many lifetimes. And what I do know is that the universe has its own way of shifting the balance over the course of time so that all things are the way they should be.

So those of us that are @ the bottom of the perceived totem pole consciously acknowledge your worth AND realize that the sense of entitlement does NOT define life. There will always be pressure from the world outside us to gain material success and security. Material security is an illusion, that lulls us into a false feeling of confidence AND the sense of entitlement. Our sense of self-worth is defined by something that is more true and constant than the external world. Any materialistic person knows that the return is greater when it is used for the good of those around us…IF ONLY WE ALL COULD SEE OURSELVES AS A PALPABLE FORCE RATHER THAN INTRANSIENT GOODS THAT HAVE THE POWER TO SERVE THE EGO THE WAY IT SHOULD BE SERVED…

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