Renounce being Special


From “Buddha’s Brain”

“Consider renouncing specialness—including being important and admired.

Renunciation is the antithesis of clinging, and thus a radical path to happiness.”



My two cents: This is a big hurdle on my healing journey.

I had to be the ultimate overachiever to survive my father’s abuse.

He told me I needed to be twice as good as everyone else, how do you renounce specialness when it depends on survival?

How do you unplug that being, that ego, that performance-based soul?

We get lost in no man’s land between the present and past trauma.



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