posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 11:15 AM
The Ego is here for a reason. It's not ALL bad.
I think until one perceives his own ego, it seems that there's nothing else except ME ME ME ME.
My mom is an ECE (Early Childhood Educator) and told me that kids start the 'Mine' phase very early. That is the ego.
Once the Ego is perceived and understood, then another part is discovered, which is the opposite(?) of the ego, the universal part of us, the Self.
So, we have the Self, and the Ego. Instead of choosing one over another, use them both together.
Next time someone cuts you off in traffic, and you get angry immediately, try and remember that is the ego reacting out of habit. You don't have to
pretend you're not angry, just let it go, but understand it is the ego causing you to get angry, not the other driver.
Soon you'll see these automatic reactions more and more and eventually you won't be influenced by the ego so much.
My current theory is that you need to use both the Self and the Ego together, such as this:
One wants to be rich. One somehow receives a million dollars and is rich. One then (if the ego is perceived) feels shame, as no work or effort was
done for this task, it just happened.
One then may say 'I don't want anything for myself anymore'. I don't want to feel shameful. One then only does things to please others but not
himself (suppressing his own ego, and just working with the Self). He is able to use the law of attraction of whatever you want to refer to it as and
receives everything he asks for, BUT only to serve others.
Perhaps if one can ask for something for the purpose of others, AND gets enjoyment for himself as well, one can co-exist with both Ego and the Self.