Archive for ‘Ego’

February 8, 2007

Reality.. is very Subjective

Subjective reality’s container is the ever-present awareness, the field of consciousness in which all of reality takes place. This “reality” includes all thought and all of its manifestations, including the following: ideas, concepts, imagination, people, animals, plants, places, objects, events, circumstances, situations, relationships, beliefs, emotions, time (past, present, future), the afterlife, spirits, angels, etc. Anything and everything you can perceive or conceive is part of this reality. There is no outside. Even the act of considering there may be something outside is still taking place within that awareness. So if you die physically and find yourself a disembodied spirit, you’re still experiencing subjective reality. Truthfully only your ego can experience death.

Your true identity is the ever-present awareness, the field of consciousness in which all of reality exists. It is permanent and immortal. It exists independent of time, and it can only be perceived in the present.

You are free to identify with the ego, but it is not your true identity. To say you are your ego persona is like saying you are your thumb. Your thumb is certainly a part of you, but it is not the entirety of you. Just as you are much more than your thumb, you are much more than your ego. But to the degree you turn your ego (or your thumb) into your whole identity, you limit your experience immensely. There’s some value in having that experience to be sure, but eventually you’ll suspect there’s more to you than just a thumb.

People, including your own avatar, are projections of consciousness. They are not projections of your ego; your ego itself is a projection of consciousness as well.

Every human being is effectively a physical representation of part of the contents of consciousness. You are that consciousness, so every human being is a manifestation of a part of you. Consequently, everyone is significant and meaningful — there are no irrelevant or inconsequential people.

Every person you create in your reality is the manifestation of a thought. Every unique person represents a specific aspect of consciousness itself… a specific aspect of you. If you understand yourself fully, you will know all there is to know about people. And if you understand other people fully, you will know yourself completely.

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January 4, 2007

Its me & I… is it EGO ??

today my yahoo page’s Horoscopes section showed this: “It’s time to elevate your sense of self, dear Virgo. You are just as good as anyone else, so why don’t you believe it? The problem is that you are very sensitive about having an ego. Even though you are aware that we all have egos, you try to punish yourself for its existence! This is a noble endeavour, but this kind of zealous behaviour doesn’t do you or anyone else any good. You’ll never be perfect, and neither will anyone else. So what are you worrying about?”

that triggered an question.. is Ego means self-awareness? Osho, Ayn Rand, Aristotle all have there version/interruption and here’s what I take – EGO is just a useful fiction. Use it, but don’t be deceived by it. ego as an extension of Consciousness has accepted to cooperate and knows that it is Consciousness in manifestation, a ‘working’ and ‘creative’ and ‘expressive’ part of Consciousness in the world of duality.

Ego is like religion, it’s all about what you do with it. keeping it restrained by humility, integrity, is good (ego without restraint = danger). I have seen some those with huge egos balanced by the right restraints can be very charismatic. Ego isn’t really good or bad; it depends on how you use it. Your drive to achieve shouldn’t just come from thinking you’re the best in the world it can also come from a desire to constantly improve yourself. Funny thing is it is hard to see when your ego is controlling you in an irrational matter, you just kind of have to keep broadening your knowledge and in time you will see (some sooner than others).

Ego (a sense of self and self-worth. Pride in what you do) is Good but Egotism(inflated sense of one’s worth) is Bad.

An ego is completely necessary, as without it you run the risk of losing the desire for self-preservation, as well as self-improvement. The trick is not to get absorbed in it, and be able to see yourself not only in relation and comparison to others, but also as a unique entity. This is why it is possible to be best without necessarily being first – Iam the best I can be, regardless of how I measure up to others.

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