This is an archived blog from when I ran Conscious Public Relations Inc. from 2008-2018. Excuse the potential outdated-ness!
I haven’t touched A Course in Miracles on my bedside table. I thought I’d take it out last night and see what advice it could give me relating to my anxiety over next week’s TV segment.
The essential thing to remember is that the ego does not recognize the real source of its perceived threat, and if you associate yourself with the ego, you do not perceive the whole situation as it is. Only your allegiance to it gives the ego any power over you.
Pretty cryptic eh? What I gather from this, though, is that my ego is the reason why I’m nervous about making a mistake, looking like a fool, and not having a perfect performance. The reality is that there is no threat. There is nothing to fight or run away from, only myself. By being wrapped up in my own performance – or thinking it is all about me – I might fail to see the bigger picture of how this 5 minutes might make the difference for my client or how a viewer might learn about a great new product. If I focus on my own fear, I fail to see the importance of why I volunteered to do this to help my client in the first place, and how this experience may benefit me and potentially thousands of others.
Another quote I will leave you with:
“Meditation is a collaborative venture with God.“
Consider taking a moment to check in with your ego and see how it might limit you.