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Ego Confessions of EO

I would like for this to be a place where EO members discuss their struggles/successes with the negative aspect of the ego. My ego envisions EO members telling  anecdotes depicting their struggles. may or may not contain a solution. The goal is a compilation of ego moments open for discussions.

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Latest Activity: Mar 7, 2018

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Importance of differentiation

Started by ☤Tris☤. Last reply by Jolan ☯ May 29, 2015. 19 Replies

I feel it is important to distinguish the difference between "Ego" and "Ego imbalance". All too often in new age thought there is a consolidation of a negative aspect or of an imbalance in the ego,…Continue

Tags: importance, differentiation, self, ego

competitive nature

Started by shadowfax. Last reply by shadowfax Jul 15, 2013. 4 Replies

So i got up in the middle of the night to get something to eat when it dawned on me that i have been eating a whole lot more than usual. This reminded of last year on EO when one of the main topic…Continue

An object in motion

Started by shadowfax. Last reply by diana Jul 13, 2013. 3 Replies

Once upon a time, a friend of mine called me in the morning. She had access to all my buttons and decided to push them. I fell for every single one of them for I had a desire to be perceived a…Continue

There is more than meet the eyes

Started by shadowfax Jul 8, 2013. 0 Replies

Sometimes on my way to and from work a certain deranged homeless person would get on train. He was always aggressive, rude and off course babbling incoherently(how my ego dissected him). Usually I…Continue

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Comment by Jolan ☯ on May 29, 2015 at 2:40am

Interesting discussion Shadowfax!

I would like to expand a bit on the 'balanced and imbalanced ego', Important it is to realize that ego can be in peace with itself or in some kind of conflict with aspects of life.

Balanced ego keep's it self in proportion to the 'wholly Trinity' 'God~Soul~Body'.

Here I suspect the ego being the sense of self as experienced on the body level. A level where a balance must be kept between individuality and universality, a balance between the sense of self and the sense of others, service to self, and service to the whole and to others, a balance between the personal will and the divine will.

In the same way i see there must be awareness that wile there is an under laying unity of things, a oneness, the diversity in which oneness or source wishes to be expresses needs to be acknowledged and respected. Each person needs to learn to come to realization of it's authentic and unique presence inside the whole and the world, without stepping on other's sand-castles, and without blowing their own up, or at least have the experience of it once in a wile in order to be returned to divine proportionate living with self and with god, the many and the one. 

Comment by shadowfax on July 9, 2013 at 1:05am

Thank You Moonie! It took a while for me reflect on the content of your post; I never really considered the Ego and God as mutually exclusive entities. Sometimes it is not always easy for me to determine which thought originated from the Ego or from the Divinity within. I now more than intuitively agree that the two do not overlap. Realizing the tremendous amount effort required to achieve self-mastery I have tried to no avail to get the Ego and God to coexist. One of my favorite delusional rationalization is to deem myself worthy of a bad deed when I have been good for a long period of time. Kinda like getting drunk cause it is your birthday kinda thought. But, invariably I would recognize that an opportunity was lost. There is nothing to be gained from a moment of Ego. 

P.S. On "Either God or the ego is insane": Consider all of reality is in God's mind, All is Maya, Nothing is real. We seem to have found the only case of acceptable schizophrenia, Divine Schizophrenia.

 

Comment by Moonchild on July 7, 2013 at 9:40am

Thank you Shadowfax for starting this group. After much reflection I have chosen a piece that I feel provides a valuable insight into the nature of the ego.

Either God or the ego is insane. If you will examine the evidence on both sides fairly, you will realise this must be true. Neither God or the ego proposes a partial thought system. Each is internally consistent, they are diametrically opposed in all respects so that partial allegiance is impossible. Remember, too that their results are as different as their foundations, and their fundamentally irreconcilable natures cannot be reconciled by vacillations between them. Nothing alive is Fatherless, for life is creation. Therefore your decision is always an answer to the question, "Who is my Father?" And you will be faithful to the father you choose.

(ACIM) Chapter 11. "God or the Ego"

 
 
 

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