What can you say about the ego or the ego-based self? What do you contrast it wi

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  1. Quirinus profile image60
    Quirinusposted 9 years ago

    What can you say about the ego or the ego-based self? What do you contrast it with?

    What can you say about the ego or the ego-based self? What do you contrast it with?

  2. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 9 years ago

    I believe that the ego is at the center of all problems in world. When people operate from the ego-based self, they are primarily putting their needs and desires first, sometimes at the expense of others. I contrast it with the ability to have empathy and compassion.

    1. Quirinus profile image60
      Quirinusposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Right, thanks. Empathy and compassion channels our energy into positive action away from egoic pursuits/bahavior.

  3. lone77star profile image77
    lone77starposted 9 years ago

    Ego is the temporary, false (physical) self through which we interface with the rest of the universe. Ego is the blindfold over our spiritual eyes that keeps us in darkness.

    Ego is "notice me." Ego is the need to be right, and the vulnerability that hurts when found to be wrong.

    Humility is the antidote to ego. When the humility is profound and complete, ego disappears and all that is left is the true self. If you deny (don't believe in) the true self, then you are left with oblivion. If you allow your true self to awaken, then all manner of miracles are possible, because we were created in the image and likeness of God. I have experienced this on numerous occasions, but I still have not yet been able to relinquish ego.

    But recently, I saw "The Secret," and it reminded me of one very important fact: What you put your attention on, you get more of. So, if you fixate on ego, you get more of it.

    If you become humble and serve others with unconditional love, then ego has a chance to disappear.

    1. Quirinus profile image60
      Quirinusposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Agree. Have watched and read "The Secret" too. Focus on what we are pro-..., to give it our energy, instead of being anti. Focus on being pro-love,-humility and let the ego melt away on its own accord. Thanks for the important reminders.


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