reply to post by Mr Green
Once again, you are making up your own definition of "ego" under some kind of cross reference with self-centered, or selfish, or limited
1. the “I” or self of any person; a person as thinking, feeling, and willing, and distinguishing itself from the selves of others and from
objects of its thought.
2. Psychoanalysis. the part of the psychic apparatus that experiences and reacts to the outside world and thus mediates between the primitive drives
of the id and the demands of the social and physical environment.
3. egotism; conceit; self-importance: Her ego becomes more unbearable each day.
4. self-esteem or self-image; feelings: Your criticism wounded his ego.
5. (often initial capital letter) Philosophy.
a. the enduring and conscious element that knows experience.
b. Scholasticism. the complete person comprising both body and soul
Guess what? When you where floating consciously outside of your body watching...that's right! Eeyup, you had an ego (although expanded). As far as
your logic regarding "mind"; you're just demonstrating the illusion of separation. Mind, body, soul, have you heard that expression before? The
goal is unification since they are all one in the same anyways. To think that your "mind" is some kind of by product is once again giving away some
level of your control do to misunderstanding. Don't forget I have experienced the type of consciousness you're talking about, and not necessarily
rarely. I know what you mean by realizing that your body isn't you, but your "mind" isn't in your body obviously(you where floating their
watching the brain weren't you?). That is the first thing you should have learned from that encounter. The body is actually in
source of our epigenetic or hyperdimensional energetic flow of information) as it's a field or cloud of sorts..
As far as something being on "the other side" and of one mind....aren't we all already? Aren't we all reflections of "divine" will already?
Shouldn't we recognize that we are part of that "divine" plan? That doesn't make you an egotist, and that definitely doesn't make the concept of
"Ego" inhibiting in anyways, that's just your own beliefs doing that.
I'm acting like an obnoxious grammar-policeman more then anything right now. I understand that the concept of "ego" can be transcended too
metaphorically and agree with that completely
[edit on 19-1-2009 by Shakesbeer]