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Egocentric thinking comes from the unfortunate fact that humans do not naturally consider the rights of others, nor do we naturally appreciate the point of view of others or the limitations in our own point of view.
We do not naturally recognize our self-serving perspective.
Rational thinking is properly thought of as a way of thinking and acting in which intelligence and sound, logical reasoning is used to judge an occurrence. One must use the same standards that you want to be judged by. Intellectual integrity as well as intellectual humility is the way and not the exception. They don’t play games with the English language to serve their own purpose.
Definition: A disciplined, self-directed cognitive process leading to high quality decisions and judgments through the analysis, assessment and reformulation of thinking. It presupposes understanding of the parts of thinking, or elements of reasoning, as well as the intellectual standards by which reasoning is assessed and intellectual traits which dispose us to think in deep, honest and logical patterns.
People who practice meditation on a regular basis for at least a month will experience better physical health, will feel better about their lives, will have a higher sense of self esteem and feel better oriented in life.