THE IDEALIZED SELF-IMAGE, THE CURSE OF SUCCESS, AND THE GIFT OF SUFFERING

 
 

This podcast episode discusses the peddling of spiritual practices to prop up our idealized self-image. These masks that we all wear are tonified by things such as the promise of personal success. The counterpoint to such false paths is the variety of losses that we suffer in life. The gift of suffering is that it tears down the idealized self-image and gives the true self an opportunity to shine through.