The Science of Spiritual Narcissism
Self-enhancement through spiritual practices can fool us into thinking we are evolving and growing, when in fact all we are growing is our ego. The “I'm enlightened and you're not” syndrome:
We may end up using our spiritual beliefs & practices to avoid genuine contact with our psychological unfinished business.
Healthy self-esteem—comprising a positive evaluation of one’s self-worth & mastery— should emerge naturally & organically through the engagement of authentic mastery and positive relationships, rather than by pursuing self-esteem as the goal.
Life-long learner. Passionate about leadership, entrepreneurship, philosophy, Buddhism & SF. Founder @deepstash.
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