posted on Dec, 18 2009 @ 07:12 PM
Funny thing EGO. We say it with a negative little inflection too, as if the word itself is a nasty thing.
Interesting set of questions although there is one there that I found most interesting, the one about seeing yourself as bigger than your
relationships. You must be. You cannot live life being only someone's partner, parent, child, etc.
These things seem to define you, but that definition is very limited because you are always much more than those things, you are you.
I've wondered for many years now whether we have no idea what ego really is and are still operating under the old and worn out perceptions of people
So, from my perspective, Ego is the part of awareness that recognises itself. And as such it is like everything else in that it must be Balanced in
Consider Ego to be a spectrum type of thing, low esteem and therefore unbalanced ego at one end and overblown, big-headed, God's gift to humanity
type unbalanced ego at the other end of the spectrum. In which case it would be something each of us needs to balance out in our daily lives.
Also, if ego is the part of awareness that recognises itself, then all living things would have some ego that we could observe. And, God too would
have Ego since that awareness is aware of itself, just as we are to some small degree.
My $2.25 worth