Where does testimony end,and ego begin?
Everyone have a testimony for who they are,what they have achieved in life,and where everything came from ,and speak so about it in life to friends and business partners and family. Is that ego,or testimony? What part is, and what part is not?
I think EXCESS is the ego part of witnessing,and not just to tell about what you have accomplish,and what and how others have help you to do so.
Everyone have an ego,its the level thereof that is measured whether one is egotistic or testimonial.What view do you hold?
I just like to talk about things, whether or not I experienced something is not important. What is important, is that one may take something from it. The bodhisatva, is one that perosely undergoes a form of enlightenment, so that they may guide others. In the buddhist religion, they are buddhas, but are doomed to do it over and over again.
Testimonial would be telling your story in context to enlighten others (not convert). When ego and pride is evident in a person, they will try to work it into conversation or simply talk about themselves more often than not.
They are very different, yet can be difficult to differentiate between.
Confidence in self apart from God--ego. Confidence in God in and through you--testimony.
We all have a bit of "it". But why not be part of the entire "it"? When the light enters the heart, the one bcomes the many. When the light enters the mind, the many become the one. Think about it for a while and tell me what you can make of this statement.
Easing God Out Ego is all about me and how great I am with a little bit of God
probably won't articulate this well as I am tired but it seems to me both exist in eachother
have a nice weekend
Ego is not really a problem. I agree we all have one.
It's not even to be confused with testimony, as such, but rather when it becomes synonymous with pride.
Once ego is seen as pride, then we have a problem. (Spiritually speaking).
Ego is the over riding impetus behind any word uttered that attempts to imply anyone is privy to universal truth on a spiritual level. Ego is the primary cause of all debate and any agreement in a spiritual conversation. Ego is the reason for your testimony.
Open your mouth, ego escapes. It's inevitable. This post is a prime example of ego in motion.
Ego and pride seem to be closely related.
There are some days where humility is not my strongest characteristic,and I have every right to feel that way just kidding.
At the end of the day we all just want to be understood ,accepted and loved
Ha! We already ARE. By God.
It's mere mortals approval we so desperately seek.
Imagine how much our burden would be relieved if this wasn't the case.
Some have no such burden because they aren't desperately seeking approval from others simply because they don't possess such a low esteem of themselves and live joyful and meaningful lives. There is help you can get for that problem, though.
First of all, let me say, it's rude to cut in on someone else's conversation. The comment was specific to the person who I posted it to.
As for your suggestion of help being available, I consider that condescending! I don't need advice from you, and I certainly didn't ask. Do you always give unwanted advice to people? Not a polite thing to do, either!
If I had an issue with this, I know Who it is that I would see about it, though. His name is Jesus! (Whom you don't know, and the mere notion of, you reject.)
Have a nice day!
Perfect, I'll just cut and paste your words and post them every time you cut in on someone else conversation. Fair is fair.
You might not see him in person, but he'll see you just the same...
You don't have to worry, cause takin' care of business is his game...
Ahhhhh... take it Jesus!!!
I agree with many of the replies here. I believe that we all have a little bit of ego, which is healthy if we don't have too much of it. Wanting to share one's happiness is great and natural, but if it's excessive, then it becomes unhealthy and can be annoying to others. We should balance it by also being interested in other people's lives, and allow them to talk about themselves and their accomplishments. By doing this, we will gain other people's respect, at least, this is what I believe:-). Hope this was helpful.
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