“She who fights with monsters…”†
by Meritxell Riera Prims
It’s funny how ego can be the greatest master. You can only defeat it -or rather become reconciled with it, ’cause ego CAN’T actually be defeated- by facing it.
It’s true what Nietzsche said:
“[…] if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.“
But you’ve got to hold that gaze, stare into the monster’s eyes and realise how small it actually is. Then maybe pat him in the head with a smile, as if caressing a frightened little animal, turn around and leave in peace.