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EGO

  1. Apostle Jack profile image60
    Apostle Jackposted 6 years ago

    Where does testimony end,and ego begin?

    Everyone have a testimony for who they are,what they have achieved in life,and where everything came from ,and speak so about it in life to friends and business partners and family. Is that ego,or testimony? What part is, and what part is not?

    I think EXCESS is the ego part of witnessing,and not just to tell about what you have accomplish,and what and how others have help you to do so.

    Everyone have an ego,its the level thereof that is measured whether one is egotistic or testimonial.What view do you hold?

    1. mischeviousme profile image60
      mischeviousmeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I just like to talk about things, whether or not I experienced something is not important. What is important, is that one may take something from it. The bodhisatva, is one that perosely undergoes a form of enlightenment, so that they may guide others. In the buddhist religion, they are buddhas, but are doomed to do it over and over again.

    2. brittanytodd profile image93
      brittanytoddposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Testimonial would be telling your story in context to enlighten others (not convert).  When ego and pride is evident in a person, they will try to work it into conversation or simply talk about themselves more often than not.

      They are very different, yet can be difficult to differentiate between.

    3. Seek-n-Find profile image89
      Seek-n-Findposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Confidence in self apart from God--ego.  Confidence in God in and through you--testimony.

      1. mischeviousme profile image60
        mischeviousmeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        We all have a bit of "it". But why not be part of the entire "it"? When the light enters the heart, the one bcomes the many. When the light enters the mind, the many become the one. Think about it for a while and tell me what you can make of this statement.

  2. Billjordan profile image64
    Billjordanposted 6 years ago

    Easing God Out Ego is all about me and how great I am with a little bit of God

  3. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    probably won't articulate this well as I am tired but it seems to me both exist in eachother

    have a nice weekend

  4. aka-dj profile image77
    aka-djposted 6 years ago

    Ego is not really a problem. I agree we all have one.
    It's not even to be confused with testimony, as such, but rather when it becomes synonymous with pride.

    Once ego is seen as pride, then we have a problem. (Spiritually speaking).

  5. profile image0
    Emile Rposted 6 years ago

    Ego is the over riding impetus behind any word uttered that attempts to imply anyone is privy to universal truth on a spiritual level. Ego is the primary cause of all debate and any agreement in a spiritual conversation. Ego is the reason for your testimony.

    Open your mouth, ego escapes. It's inevitable. This post is a prime example of ego in motion.

  6. Eaglekiwi profile image80
    Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago

    Ego and pride seem to be closely related.

    There are some days where humility is not my strongest characteristic,and I have every right to feel that way lol just kidding.

    At the end of the day we all just want to be understood ,accepted and loved smile

    1. aka-dj profile image77
      aka-djposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Ha! We already ARE. By God.
      It's mere mortals approval we so desperately seek.

      Imagine how much our burden would be relieved if this wasn't the case. big_smile

      1. A Troubled Man profile image61
        A Troubled Manposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Some have no such burden because they aren't desperately seeking approval from others simply because they don't possess such a low esteem of themselves and live joyful and meaningful lives. There is help you can get for that problem, though. smile

        1. aka-dj profile image77
          aka-djposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          First of all, let me say, it's rude to cut in on someone else's conversation. The comment was specific to the person who I posted it to.
          As for your suggestion of help being available, I consider that condescending! I don't need advice from you, and I certainly didn't ask. Do you always give unwanted advice to people? Not a polite thing to do, either!

          If I had an issue with this, I know Who it is that I would see about it, though. His name is Jesus! (Whom you don't know, and the mere notion of, you reject.)

          Have a nice day!

          1. A Troubled Man profile image61
            A Troubled Manposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Perfect, I'll just cut and paste your words and post them every time you cut in on someone else conversation. Fair is fair.



            You might not see him in person, but he'll see you just the same...
            You don't have to worry, cause takin' care of business is his game...

            Ahhhhh... take it Jesus!!! smile

  7. CarolineVABC profile image77
    CarolineVABCposted 6 years ago

    I agree with many of the replies here. I believe that we all have a little bit of ego, which is healthy if we don't have too much of it. Wanting to share one's happiness is great and natural, but if it's excessive, then it becomes unhealthy and can be annoying to others. We should balance it by also being interested in other people's lives, and allow them to talk about themselves and their accomplishments. By doing this, we will gain other people's respect, at least, this is what I believe:-). Hope this was helpful.

    1. Apostle Jack profile image60
      Apostle Jackposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You said it well.

      1. CarolineVABC profile image77
        CarolineVABCposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you, Apostle Jack! I'm glad that you agree:-).

    2. AshtonFirefly profile image80
      AshtonFireflyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      +1

      1. CarolineVABC profile image77
        CarolineVABCposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you for the support, AshtonFirefly! I appreciate it very much:-).

 
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