- Melody Beattie, "The Grief Club"
I'm sure you are convulsing with excitement and anticipation at this new age revelation! I'll stick with WOM for Word Of Month. Anyway as I draw closer to Dementia and Alzheimers I'll probably forget next month. So......
Now if you have been a blog loyalist and maybe even have read my book, you will know that I just love making up 'stuff', especially new words for the Oxford Concise Dictionary. Words like Needsearch and Negob, which I wrote Chapters about in my book. I mean I haven't noticed them yet in the Dic. but I don't think there has been a new edition since I published my book. Anyway EGODUMP, if you haven't already guessed is really a combination of two words EGO and, of course, DUMP. I'm sure most of you are familiar with a DUMP, sorta big rubbish bin thingie. DUMP can also be what bubba leaves in it's nappy after bot-bot, or what puppy leaves on carpet! But in any case DUMP is what you must do to the EGO to get a good trip happening.
Now EGO is just a horrible, horrible word, and in fact in the dictionary means "part of the mind that reacts to reality and has sense of individuality, idealisation of oneself, self-esteem, activity etc. devoted entirely to one's own interest or feelings". Dictionaries are just soooo, ahhmm, boring in their definitions. What EGO means in Trigger real life terms is "bad ass attitude" or "up itself person". Now, that's better (see I can spell, coooool!).
I used to have an EGO. You know gooood looooking, greeaat bod, smaaart, wiiinner, smooooth, luuvable, huggable, bonkable..... You know. Anyway all of it was pretty much spot on! Matter of fact it still is. Come to think of it not much has changed! Just got older!
Oh, sorry, aahhm, the EGO thingie.
Well, when I hit Lucifer's pitchfork and got the jab up the blurter, I knew it was time for a change. And the first thing to go had to be the EGO. I had to lose it in a big way. And so the story began. The knowledge accumulation began. The spiritual and meditation training began. THE JOURNEY BEGAN....
But you know what happened when the EGO got DUMPED? It was like Mel Gibson's last word in Braveheart "FREEDOM". I lost the EGO. I also lost the FEAR. I became the ME I wanted to be! No more caring what other people think. Just build the dream and believe. MAKE IT HAPPEN. Other's opinions are not important. Only my own self BELIEF. If I make the dream realistic with my own skills and attributes I WILL MAKE IT. No EGO to tell me what to do.
You know where my EGO is.........