I have been pondering the wording of this theory and it unsettles me...
People talk of Ego so harshly. I understand that you mean we just teach the Ego-Self some manners (props to FeatherWinger for that). What confuses me, is the application of this theory into everyday, practical life? I'm sure if I searched deep enough I'd find the answers and that is my goal for the week :)
I'm interested to hear your thoughts though?
Very well explained. People's rather hurried attack upon the ego is missing the point of pretty much everything.
There is no such thing as enemy in creation. The ego is probably one's greatest friend. Otherwise as those first created beings very quickly discovered, there is little point to creation.
It's hilarious they mention the word vitamins in that commercial, because that's just about the only thing that food does NOT have in it. Saturated fat, refined sugar and bovine babyfood is what that food is, in actuality :)
Haha, from time to time I love posting spiritual Einstein quotes to hardliner atheists/materialists in their forums and on Youtube.
They are like: "Einstein said that????!!!! Oh well maybe he was talking about gravity..."
I just gotta laugh at the rationalizations. That's how you catch them pulling the old trick that religious people still enjoy pulling daily.
I really irks unawakened people when they see just how intertwined spirituality and science are.
Esp when the very person they idolize as the father of materialism is also the very person annulling their long held misguided beliefs.
most of the best scientists in the world went to the excuse of intelligent design when they couldnt answer any more questions, and then another comes along and answers those questions and has no need for divinity because they understood what the previous person did not. Albert eninstein like all others resorts to divinity when he has no further answers.
no you may not have my version and should not be interested in it. Do you still not understand that other peoples beliefs interfere with freewill, which is why i do not say what i believe. each needs to figure this out on their own.
Also there is no escaping duality living in the density of duality.
You know One, I swear, I knew you were going to be the one to reply to my post first, exactly in the way you did. Lately I'm beginning to feel the outcome of the immediate future.
As to the subject at hand, it turns out that all those scientists were heading in the right direction.
"and then another comes along and answers those questions and has no need for divinity because they understood what the previous person did not."
Yes like Quantum physics. Which disproves the materialism of mainstream science and biology.
sigh, there is no disproving in science, there is only answering questions that had no provable answer previously. If you think one science is out to disprove others then you do not understand science. Watch the video i posted about intelligent design and you might understand what i am talking about, because right now you just think this is some science vs spirit argument which it isnt, but you guys sure want it to be, and sadly it will not be as it takes two to tango so you can go back to pretending that you know the future.
nope you are interpreting what I said the other way round. science continually disproves itself and subsequently has to redefine itself. it's an every day process...what you mean you didn't know...wow!
no need for me to watch the video or for you to sigh. and you can continue to go forward pretending to know better about someone's experience than they do. thanks for the laugh.
Go Emmy! The community has a lot of well-intended words for you to attain your goal. Most of the posts confuse me...
Like ego, duality is nothing to be overcome. Anything we resist we only give energy to - neither ego or duality is our enemy, but coping mechanisms for lower dimensions of awareness...
Becoming the observer you will be able to identify both egoic and dualistic thoughts...
Then align to something more - See all with the understanding that there is a bigger picture and all is in perfection and you might transcend them both simultaneously...
overcoming duality means overcoming seeing opposite things as separate, mainly good and evil. they're not separate things, they're actually 2 sides of the same thing. :P
Too many people bash the Ego. Your Ego is what makes you....you. It is your individuality. Source gave us this so that we would not all be the same. It is a part of your personality. There is nothing at all wrong with having an Ego...nothing. Now if you have an over inflated Ego, that is another story. You have to learn to control yourself, to include your Ego. Be virtuous and humble. Treat others as you would like to be treated, and see God in All things. To not have an ego would be liken to someone that is brain dead. You get out of bed, take a shower and brush your teeth. This stems from your ego (when you are old enough to take care of yourself), since you don't want others thinking that you are not hygienic. You do lots of small things that are not bad, but are driven to do so by your ego.
I think that the Ego has become the "Fall Guy/Scapegoat" in the spiritual quest. It is blamed for all kinds of things. I for one am glad that I have an Ego of sorts, as I don't like the idea of being a robot. The idea is to be in balance, to be at one with yourself and all of creation, to appreciate everything and everyone for who or what they are. Be at peace with who and what you are. You can keep your ego in check, as well as your wants, lusts, ambitions and a slew of other things.
We are all capable of good as well as evil, as they are in everyone of us. To deny anyone of these is to deny who and what you are. We are all walking talking dualities in our make up. We are the embodiment of the yin and the yang. Everyone has evil thoughts at one time or another. To deny them their time will only create havoc somewhere down the road. You give these thoughts their space and pat it on the head and send them on their way, but never deny them. You are the one that chooses which route that you want to take, which road you will travel. Be it service to others or service to self.
Bottom line is not to deny your ego. Keep it in balance along with every other thing that makes you....you. Be at one with yourself and all things. Those that travel the inner road will find that all things will eventually fall into place. This is the road less traveled, yet has, by far the best view. You will also find your guides, along the balance that you seek. To deny any part of yourself is to deny who and what you are....a part of God.