Ego is such a complexity. To some, ego is a magnificent life force and extremely imperative in order to even exist and ultimately thrive on this earthly plane. To others, ego is the main reason as to why humankind is not united with his/her higher consciousness or the Godhead, Universal Being, or God. A few view ego as detrimental to the higher evolution of humankind. What is YOUR conception of ego?
I think it depends on what one means by ego. Do you mean the conscious and unconscious part of the mind that control the requests for the id and superego or do you mean arrogance? I do believe that for the most part humans are arrogant. How we go from looking at ourselves as just another animal on the outer edge of one of billions of galaxies to believe the entire universe was made for us and we are at it's centre is way beyond my comprehension and is a huge hindrance to our well being.
I don't really hold with the Freudian world view so it is not a concept I find useful.
Speaking of Freud, I've been waiting for you to start a Woody Allen thread.
*slinks away quietly*
Ego is the illusion of the sense of self. It is not a bad word unless the Illusory Self is the most important concern to that particular ego. When the ego becomes aware of others and begins to actually care about others, it expands its awareness and becomes free of excessive egotism. The ego eventually comprehends the source of its being… and the source of all beings. This is called transcendence.
by Jazztizz7 months ago
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by Grace Marguerite Williams2 years ago
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by davidkaluge4 years ago
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by Alan20 months ago
In other words, does the existence of "God" depend upon the mind of Man to support that existence?
by Jackie Lynnley7 months ago
I read this was true and I just have to know if it is, please! Please provide links to prove what you say. Surely we are not going to be aborting babies ready to come into the world fully developed and healthy?
by David Hinerman2 years ago
What does this mean: "You will be challenged with leveling your ego in this lifetime." Does this sentence imply/mean that you will have a difficult time having a big ego or small ego?
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