Anita Moorjani: The Power of Living Your Purpose

By UPLIFT on Thursday March 29th, 2018

Why Empathetic People Need to Embrace their Ego

When Anita Moorjani died she realised she’d been living her life all wrong. Taught from a young age to shun her ego and ambitions, it wasn’t until her near death experience that she finally learnt the importance of ego. Empathetic and sensitive people naturally shy away from ego and limelight, but Anita says they’re exactly the type of people that need to embrace the ego.

 When the sensitive amongst us, when the conscious among us, when the empathic among us are all afraid to take leadership positions, the leadership in our world gets taken by the foolish, the narcissistic.

She says there’s a crucial difference between embracing your ego and being egocentric. Egocentrics are only aware of their own ego and don’t consider the impact of they’re behaviour on anyone else around them. They’re only thinking about whether they’re getting what they want. But those who constantly question their ego are exactly the people who need to embrace it.

The fact that you are like that already means you are not egocentric, you are never going to be egocentric. Someone who is egocentric wouldn’t even ask the question.

March 29th 2018

About Our Guest:

Anita Moorjani is a New York Times best-selling author of the book Dying to be Me, speaker, and intercultural consultant for multinational corporations.

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13 Responses to Anita Moorjani: The Power of Living Your Purpose

    • This is true, ideally we would all live our lives to the fullest all the time! However, perhaps Anita’s realisation would not have come if she had not had a near-death experience and consequently had so much passion and motivation to share her story with the world 🙂
      Thanks for reading.

      Team UPLIFT

  1. Very motivating. I love the analogy of a blind person recognizing color and the elevator analogy. Thank you for sharing your experience and inspiring others.

  2. I am stricken by the power of the words you shared in this message. I have been consciously choosing to go into the cave and live the life of a sage. I hope to write my books and convey the messages given to me by masters and not have to put myself out there again. I relate to the near death experience and the awareness it forces upon those who live the event.
    Now I wrestle with my self…is this the right choice? You have given me much to think about.

  3. Anita Moorjani,
    Your book is a classic!And you are an inspiration! As for me at age 86 I have miraculously learned to beat the fear of death. Wow!But I certainly don’t want to die in agony!
    However, there are days for me that are so bad, I ask for God to please take me..NOW! Doesn’t happen! I guess She’s just not ready to greet me? LOL
    But the weakness gets so bad, I say that death would be an improvement…and I MEAN IT!

  4. Listening in from Norway. Thank you so very very much! Deep truth. Such love and care you both generate from what is being shared.
    Gratitude from my heart. ??

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