I do not know why that made me giggle, but for me the ego is inexplicably entwined with "tangible" effects. So the question is oxymoronic. I suppose I am a lucky one, the effects of "let go" yield immediate serenity. The ego immediately instills yucky stuff as soon as it rises. But I have been at this about 35 years.
I can guffaw with you as I recall catching some of my egoic antics. Ego work can have its humorous twist. Maybe it's a lifelong learning experience. Yes, you're lucky! Being conscious/aware/mindful does help. Thanks
If we successfully make it through at least 6 of the 8 stages of Piaget's psychosocial development, it could take around 40 years (lol). I think a quicker way is to teach empathy and compassion to children early by emphasizing the importance of giving to others in need, i.e., volunteer work.
Yes, empathy and compassion are antidotes. Let me look up Piaget's ideas. It does take a long time to unlearn the ways of the ego. If I remember correctly, I started unlearning since the 90's ha ha. Not quite 40 years yet. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for helping with bravery and humility, considering the possibility that the task of relinquishing ego may take a lifetime. Just to add a note, it also takes a lot of self-compassion to not be caught in the ego trying to control ego trap.