I’m thinking about motives…

BE AWARE OF YOUR MOTIVES

“Ordinarily, everything we do is in our self-interest. Everything.”
— Anthony de Mello

“Remember, most of the things you think you need are ego trips designed to bolster your image and your perception of security…. You’ll waste a lot of energy satisfying your ego only to find that, as soon as it’s got what it wants, it ignores all your efforts and promptly nails another list of demands to your forehead. The ego will always try to force you to slave for its vision. I wouldn’t stand for that BS if I were you.”
— Stuart Wilde

“We have no need to teach pure motives to the mind. All that is necessary to make the mind pure is to undo the negative conditioning to which it has been subjected; then we will be left with pure, unconditioned awareness.”
— Eknath Easwaran

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One thought on “I’m thinking about motives…

  1. Rico D Dolot

    The quotations are nice and true. They affirm what we really are: beings (egoists) who think that everything revolves around us. On the other hand, aren’t we just conforming to our human nature (of which we had no control in its inception), loving ourselves first, or maintaining our self-preservation?

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