What is our biggest struggle as human beings? It comes from within. It is our ego, our un-satiable restlessness: always hungry for something more, for something else; always afraid of the future, of not having enough; often jealous of what we see in others and always pushing us down in our hopes, cynically telling us we don’t deserve to be happy.

Let us all pray to find true strength to keep our ego in check: strength that is filled with kindness and compassion, strength that doesn’t brag, does not envy, does not complain and does not hurt others; strength that comes from being content with who and what we are and which lets us discern petty desires from valuable inspirations.