Thursday, August 18, 2011

Guilt and Judgment
"Accused of Witchcraft"
Oil Painting by Douglas Volk, 1884. Corcoran Gallery Washington, DC

"Do not be afraid to look within.
The EGO tells you
all is black with guilt within you,
and bids you not to look.

Instead, it bids you to look upon your brothers,
and see the guilt in them.
Yet this you cannot do without remaining blind."
A Course in Miracles
"Witch Hill," or "The Salem Martyr"
Thomas Slatterwhite Noble 1835 - 1907
Lexington: Univ. of Kentucky Art Museum. Collection of the NY Historical Society

Is the ego really just us trying to be God?

1 comment:

Corinne Rodrigues said...

I don't think the ego is all bad...I think it is what fuels self-confidence and the ability for us to define our individuality. I think the fault lies when we try to impose ourselves and our beliefs on others and play God in their lives...