Ego and such

shira's picture



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There isn't really such thing as ego.
There is a collection of fears that point to the same direction.
But a direction is not a thing, it only gives a sense as if there is a thing.

And this collection of fears involves others. That's the common theme that makes it a collection. “Others” means things you can compare yourself to and hence compete with, mainly humans. That also includes your many personalities that compare and compete amonĝ themselves, among other things.

So the ego doesn't really exist and so you can't perceive it and hence handle it.
But you can perceive the fears that point to that direction, they are sensible, and, in that way, you can handle them.

If you find it impossible to notice this kind of fears then alternatively track and notice the times you happen to lie. Inspect these cases in which you lie and you will notice beneath fears of that kind.

When you look for these specific fears, look also for feelings of jealousy, fears of annihilation, and daily existential fears. Ultimately, these happen to also point to the same direction called ego.

Fears that involve others, feelings of jealousy, fears of annihilation, daily existential fears - just observe all these unpleasant feelings, do not condemn them, do not try to fight them or eliminate them, just observe them consciously.

If you follow precisely this simple guidance, at some point you'll feel separate from all these feelings and hence from what you call ego. These unpleasant feelings may still persist but they can't affect you anymore. It's a kind of small magic actually, the smallest and the greatest of all. The magic of awareness. You will have to try this in order to witness the magic.



abra's picture

indeed a wow

so precise

abra | Sat, 08/25/2012 - 20:48
kulchnaui's picture

Brilliant

Three revolutionary issues that I picked up from this exceptional essay and now seem so true after pondering about them:

(1) "There isn't really such thing as ego. There is a collection of fears that point to the same direction" - so true, I've never perceived such a mental object called ego, only talked and assumed baselessly that it is there as an existing entity.

(2) "That also includes your many personalities that compare and compete amonĝ themselves, among other things" - that's true, there is a constant tension and competition among the many personalities, competition mainly around control.

(3) "It's a kind of small magic actually, the smallest and the greatest of all. The magic of awareness" - the outcome of dissociation with the object you observe, the elimination of the identification is indeed a magic that astonishes me each time it occurs. No logical explanation can really explain this phenomenon and therefore it is indeed a "magic" by definition.

Thank you Shira!

kulchnaui | Sun, 08/26/2012 - 21:44
bonya basu's picture

Thanks!

MAGIC...of Awareness that really works!!!
Thank you!

bonya basu | Mon, 08/27/2012 - 10:13