The Importance of the Ego: Use It Wisely
I quickly counted nine names/nicknames which I hold due to the fact that many people chose to pick their own labels for this Being. Mr. Happy is just one of them; a small slice of what makes-up the Ego of this Being. I think many people often think that they are their body, or that they are whom their parents named them to Be. I tend to disagree: we are Beings first then, we are humans with names and all those other tiny details.
So, I try not to indulge in the Ego too much. Being Egocentric was never a part of this Being, realizing that I am part of everything and everything is a part of I. We are All One, a part of the Source, the Great Spirit: Wakan Tanka. Yet, to disregard the importance of the Ego is also not a part of this Being.
Thus, here I would like to say that the Ego is indeed quite important and should not be neglected, bashed or put on a shelf to collect dust. No, the Ego is as needed as Air, Water, Earth and Fire are needed for this existence. The Spirit manifests and expresses Itself through the Ego, in this three dimensional perspective. The Spirit takes form through the body, it takes shape and recognizes Itself through the Ego (not always and here I am thinking of those who indulge in their Ego so much that they only see Ego and are no longer able to see Spirit even though, Spirit is always there: Spirit We Are).
I do wish I am clear here in explaining what I mean: without incarnation into these bodies, in this three dimensional perspective, the Spirit has no such platform to express Itself. That is how we are All One – we are all Creation from the Great Spirit: we are All Godly or Gods (however You wish to see this point). And We are here in turn, to create and to create Ourselves. Yes, we create Egos and to be perfectly plain: Egos are fine as long as they do not indulge in themselves. As long as the Egos stay humble, respectful, understanding, compassionate and loving: All works well.
The White Wolf, the Mr.Happy, the “Johannes di Silentio” (from Face-book) and so on, they are all alright. They are fun: channels of manifestation for this Being but I try not to indulge in them. I am more than a label or one way of manifestation; more than just incarnation. I remember the White Buffalo (Tim Dove) asking me once if I visited his camp site. “A White Wolf came by my camp site last night and there are no wild White Wolves in Arizona.”
As the Beings we are, we are not restricted to Being in one particular way or another thus, I see no point in indulging in the Ego. The Ego is like a vehicle which we use to get to places, do things, etc. The Ego can change though, like any car can be changed, or mode of transportation. Nonetheless, it is good to have a mode of transportation or other and so, the Ego is good if we use it wisely. No drinking and driving please.
I wish I expressed these flying thoughts as clear as possible. I seek Balance therefore, I encourage people to build a strong but compassionate Ego. An Ego that is impeccable – that would be a decent goal in my opinion: to use the Egos wisely.
I wish everyone well. Cheers!
Note: My photograph, British Columbia, Canada 2011