Some people would say that the ego doesn’t exist as they have never seen it. That’s like a person who claims they do not have a face because they have never seen a mirror. We don’t see our faces until we have a self-reflective surface. We need a self-reflective process to see or become aware of our ego. You must look inward in a way that you see parts of your behavior, emotions and thoughts as parts of your personality that doesn’t belong to what is intrinsically you. You see them as parts of your personality that are worth changing even if you don’t know how at first sight.
If you look inward and see only stuff you like, you will identify with all those parts, and say that is “me.” You will conclude that there are no parts that aren’t you. All is you, and there is nothing else there, no ego. This is being hypnotized to believe all the concepts of the ego are you.
You also have to drop the excuses of “That is just the way I am”, or “I’m this way because of my parents.” These excuses make those parts of your personality appear fixed, and unchangeable. You could say that those voices giving the excuses are part of the ego as well. They are narrating a story of self that is unchangeable, and helpless. Continue reading
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The the Matrix in the movie The Matrix. It is all around you, and affects everything you do. However it will never identify itself as separate from you. You will have to make the separation and identify it with awareness, active commitment and practice.
The ego as a false identity. It masks itself as multiple false identities in conversations in our mind. Those false narratives have a false “I” and “me” that incorrectly define us.
|#55: Origin of ego and false beliefs of identity|
What are the false beliefs that form our Ego? Where do our false beliefs come from? When did we begin to get these false beliefs o our identity and lose touch with our authentic self?
|November 12, 2016|
|#46: Affirmations can backfire|
Sometimes people get poor results with affirmations. When they say positive things about themselves the dialogue of thoughts in their head pushes back with harsh negative comments.
|November 16, 2015|
|#11: The ego mind and consciousness|
Understanding the ego mind and consciousness means becoming aware of the way our mind dreams. The ego mind has more than just thoughts and beliefs; it has emotions, memories, visual images and a life of its own. When we believe what our imagination dreams we can get lost in a world of illusions.
|January 28, 2007|
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