Over 600 horsepower ego trip to nowhere

After World War II popular small cars in Europe had engines with less than 30 horsepower: the Volkswagen Beetle, Morris Minor, Fiat 500, 4CV Renault, and legendary Citroën 2CV with its two horsepower engine.

Brought you from A to B

Brought you from A to B

Fast forward to the 2013 Geneva Auto Show. The limelight is on powerful mechanics.

Amateurs with a bit of dosh will be able to buy the new Rolls Royce “Wraith” (€ 250,000) with its 633 horsepower, the latest Ferrari “LaFerrari” (over €1 m) developing 963 horsepower on short distances, or Lamborghini’s super exclusive “Veneno” model (€ 3 m) offering 750 horsepower.

What on earth could be the use of such ridiculously powerful expensive machines?

Only one comes to mind: flattering the ego of their owners.

Ego trip ended in tears

Ego trip ended in tears

If we think about it, many of today’s prowess’ (and absurdly inflated prices) have no other rationale than flattering a few people’s ego.

Is this so bad?

Yes it is. Because the ego is humanity’s big problem. Anything that encourages the ego, stimulates its whims and condones the actions it inspires compounds the global crisis.

The ego keeps the human mind tied to its lowest tendencies, prevents spiritual enlightenment and denies true abundance.

We all have our ego. A large part of our spiritual task is to tame it. It takes patient practice. It is essential in our dance with the Invisible Partner.

Fear not, hold the reins of your ego firmly in hands.



Copyright © Leo Foresta 2013


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Ian Cormack
    Mar 07, 2013 @ 16:53:47

    Hey …Couldn’t agree with you more Leo … I shall be forwarding this on … 🙂 Best Wishes … !!!


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