posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 03:55 PM
Here's some questions you can ask yourself to determine if you are being run by your Ego. Yes to any of these questions could indicate the influence
of your ego in your past or present actions.
First of all, are you starting to feel an emotion of being challenged or attacked already?
And secondly, are you hoping to find gross errors in this post already?
1.) Are you better than anyone else?
2.) Is anyone else better than you? Or did you feel repulsed by that question?
3.) Do you believe some races or nationalities are better than others?
2.) When someone talks to you, are you determining if it's an attack, a challenge or a compliment before responding?
3.) Do you want people to smile back when you smile at them?
4.) Do you avoid speaking to people because you don't want to be rejected?
5.) Do you look away when you walk by people?
6.) Do you get personal approval hearing about the suffering of others knowing that you did better in your life?
7.) Would you give a gift your friend who never thanks you in return?
8.) Do you enjoy watching the news? or Reality T.V.?
9.) Do you feel like you're under attack when a Boss asks you to stay late after work?
10.) Do you feel like your children are always asking something from you that you rarely have for yourself? (Time, money, attention etc..)
11.) Do you feel like your spouse is an idiot?
12.) Do you get anxious to respond to someone before hearing them finish their sentence?
13.) Do you feel that people are always out to rain on your parade?
14.) Do you hate people in the "fast' lane going the speed limit?
15.) Do you think mentally ill people are below you?
16.) Do you think one gender is better than another?
17.) Do you think that marriage is a prison?
18.) Do you do what YOU want to do, before considering doing what others ASK you to do?
19.) Does the capital "ASK" in the above question give you any feeling of oppression or being controlled?
20.) Do you think people staring at you is insulting and quite rude?
21.) Are you insulted when your boss pats you on the back?
22.) Do you hate it when other people pat themselves on the back?
23.) Do you feel bitter because you didn't get a promotion or higher pay?
24.) Are you proud at how responsible you are compared to others who seem foolish to you?
25.) Do you come into this forum looking for people to correct?
26.) Do you sneak around trying to find out other people's salaries?
27.) Do you get a warm feeling inside of you when people get fired from your office and it's not you?
28.) Do you reject the existence of the Light or the Source?
29.) Do you hate it when people tell you how much money they make?
30.) Do you use anger in response to anything at all?
31.) Have you ever raised your hand to anyone?
32.) Do you sometimes feel like walking into someone who's not paying attention or not giving you the right of way?
33.) Do you think in dwell in tomorrow and yesterday?
34.) Do you only give respect when you get respect?
35.) Do you expect the worst and believe that the worst is the truth?
36.) Do you only care about the people that have given you personal joy?
37.) Are you still reading this, hoping to tally up as many "No" answers as you can?
38.) Are you anxious to respond to this thread to tell us that you've answered NO to all of these questions.
36.) Are you glad that you have answer No to all of these questions?
37.) Do you completely dislike this thread?
37.) As a result of these questions, are you TRYING to reorganize your thinking to make yourself acceptable to YOU again?
38.) Do you think that Ego is directly linked to survival?
39.) Do you think that Ego is what makes us all different and special?
40.) Do you spend time HATING any group of people? Gays, blacks, whites, mexicans, executives, blue collars, governments, illegals?
41.) Do you think that the economy is the reason for your woes?
42.) Do you think you are somebody beyond your relationships? (husband, father, mother, brother sister, provider etc..)
43.) Do you have a hard time crying or feel emotionally bankrupt?
44.) Do you think I'm a self righteous person for creating this thread?
EDITED - I removed a question I felt was personally attacking me.