The ego will paint itself over the world, to try to confirm its own existence. It uses opinions and layers of identity, such as gender, social status, tribe and race, even sports team affiliation, to create and identifiable self. Some aggressively assert themselves, while others identity with ailments, challenges and setbacks, which, whether real or […]Read More The ego paints itself over the world
If we say “I drove to the airport.” We are saying the body moved from A to B. We assume the mind also moved, because we consider it a phenomenon of the body (specifically, the brain) . But if we speak of consciousness, consciousness did not move at all. A body moved through consciousness. All […]Read More On the ego
The ego is the sense of self. It is the sense of being a seperate individual with an indentity. I’m short, an ego is the sense of personhood. The ego has no substantive existence. It is a phenomena arising as a bridge between Awareness and the apparent external world. Without the bridge of the ego, […]Read More What is the ego?
Prior to awakening, the ego seems strong, because of conditioning. In reality it is quite feeble, always looking to reinforce itself by clinging to relationships, causes, problems, interests, pleasures and sensations. It is like Spider-Man swinging between buildings, if it has no thread on the next object, very soon after it lets go the […]Read More The ego is like Spider-Man
The ego wants awakening to happen in the very distant future. Who wouldn’t want the trip to the slaughterhouse to be a long one?Read More The ego wants to prolong awakening
Without the ego, only God can move the body/mind.It’s like a gentle breath, directing it.Read More Without the ego
That which fears the loss of personal identity is the ego. The ego fears its own demise. But the ego isn’t you and never was you. What may feel like a frightening loss is actually an infinite gain beyond expression. It is the gain of what was never lost, the removal of the opaque […]Read More Ego is like an aurora
The intellectual idea “I am not this body/mind” is a bridge to realising ultimate reality. By recognising the truth of the idea we remove footholds of the ego, until it cannot sustain its grip, and falls into the abyss.Read More Removing the footholds of the ego
Let the seperate strands be as they are; a visual sensation here, the feeling of sitting here, a sound sensation here, a thought here. They are all sensations arising in awareness. Why combine them into something imaginary, like a person? The ego stands between the strands, as air, and says “because of these, I am […]Read More The ego
These words are simply happening. Writing is happening. And reading it happening. No person is writing this. Just writing happening. No person is reading this. If you are reading this and you think you are person, the statement is still true. The same awareness that is present in the writing of these words is present […]Read More Who is writing / who is reading this?