It is often said that ones greatest enemy in life, is often themselves.
It is not oneself (encompassing the energy, spirit, mind and body of the self) that is the greatest enemy, but rather ones ego.
Ego has simply been defined by Eckhart Tolle as ‘a dysfunctional relationship with the present moment’. The ego is often the area of the mind which disconnects the self with the present moment. It is the voice inside of the head which places focus on the internal monologue and internal perception of the now, rather than that which is actually occurring.
Being present is perhaps one of the most powerful states of mind which an individual can tap into. It allows for total focus, understanding of self, fulfilment of potential and gratitude for what is had.
Ego depletes in correlation with the now. By removing ourselves from our internal monologue, beauty and purity of action follow.