The word 'ego' rears its ugly head from time to time on the various forums, hissing at us like an angry snake. It got me thinking... Strutting around, puffing up one's ego, boasting, lying to make oneself seem more important to others ... we all know people like this and we hope our own selves are never struck by this ghastly 'disease'. Egos are so wearing, especially on the victims surrounding the egotist. How refreshing to learn to just be oneself with ourselves and others, even if it means being thought excentric, frivolous, weird, whatever ... Let's laugh at ourselves at least once a day, our hearts will be lighter for it and our days filled with more fun and joy.
Natural Therapy by R. Gregory
The great thing about the tall white daisy
is that it knows how to laugh at itself.
Some flowers for all their rich displays
won't preen themselves without a primness
in their sap - nor let their stalks abide
bending this way, that way, in the thick wind.
The large daisy is happy to be slapdash,
is not snooty about the company it keeps;
It does have a flair for being noticed -
it's the way it lets its petals out (ragged
and not wanting everyone the same)
that appeals to nervous garden sufferers
(weary with pretending flowers 'per se' are
god's gift to the dull earth and somehow
the human race is privileged to be there)
the daisy knows everything there is to know
about not taking yourself too seriously - about
relaxation and how to be naturally yogic,
how to be part of the rough common stock
yet have a whiff of the immortal about you.
A patch of such daisies growing artlessly
contains the dreams of all good health.