Discovering Ego step by step

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We have developed a society where the consciousness of individuality is prevalent.
We can only perceive separation from “me.”

As every individual realizes that to “play” in this world in a “smart fashion” is about making sure that “I” get things/privileges/ options/ positions/money/Paradise before “you” then, a “sharp” individual will make sure to get the “job done.”

This implies the “art” of convincing others that “I” am in the right path, that “I” am arriving someplace and at the same time, convincing myself that “I am happy.” 🙂

If we cannot achieve some goal that we have in mind, then there is a “guru” available for us who can show us how to get there… We have self-help books, we have “coaches,” we have subscriptions to the “top minds in business,” and of course, we have religions as well if our goal is beyond this “materialistic degraded world.”

Someone could show you even God. Think about it!!
However, as great the possibilities may be…there is no change in consciousness.

When our consciousness is stuck in individuality anything that we “do” will be about “ourselves.”
We will be full of ourselves. 🙂

“Show the world who you are.”
Who are you? What is so great about you?
In a different consciousness, we are part of the totality of life. Another piece in the giant puzzle.
Isn’t that great?
I guess, that does not fulfill our ego, right?

“I want things to be perfect.”
Isn’t perfect what we think it is? Is there only one way to perfection? Probably that way is “our” way, right?
Isn’t perfection at the mental level nothing else but the rejection of something that we consider to be “imperfect”? 🙂

“Compete and win. Winning is everything. You are a fighter.”
🙂 If you can run faster than another human being, that is great… if someone’s gift in life is considered to be the “thing to achieve” by all, then we are in trouble.
It is another display of “me.” My “country.” My “national anthem.” “My flag.” “My people” is the best…. 🙂

If doing something in life is about “winning” that is one of the most “devastating” things that we can think of and that we can do to ourselves. It is just another way to strengthen our ego. The joy of doing something is beyond the duality of winning and losing.

When we are all tired of “seeing how this world is all about getting to be someone and to get more money” then we could pursue a religious belief in the after life.
Granted some of us had an experience from God, signaling that we are part of the “selected ones.” Our lives are meant to be “different” and to have a “greater meaning.” We are here to “help others.” We are here to “teach others.”

When our consciousness is stuck in individuality all we could achieve is to strengthen our ego. It doesn’t matter if we are “fighting” here in the material world to be “someone” or to “fight” out there in the world beyond.

Please see that as long as we could only see separation and individuality we are “doomed” to “achieve” a greater ego. It does not matter what we do in life. It does not matter what we believe in. It is the same consciousness after all.

Perhaps to “build up” our ego is “bad” for us?
Not at all. Everything has consequences though. An ego out of proportion could do lots of harm to the self and to “others,” because that ego is unable to see interdependence.

“I won a prize in a competition but I did not want to claim it for I want to be humble and want others to enjoy the prize.”

My thought of being a “winner” conflicts with my thought of being humble. The result is another thought which denies itself the experience of winning a prize for the continuation of the “ideal” of being “humble.”

That is called repression not being humble.

The word “humble” in the consciousness of individuality is just a misinterpreted word. A senseless word to repress through thinking something which dwells in a different consciousness.

To be “humble” naturally happens in the consciousness of Totality without thinking about it, without looking for a dictionary definition of that word.
Paradoxically, to be “humble” is a word, which does not exist in the consciousness of Totality.

A tiger is humble, and so a bird and a flourishing tree, but not a thinking human being.

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9 comments

  1. Syracuse Machine Tools

    Yes and “my” problem is how do i cultivate this consciousness if it doesnt come naturally. Do i just wait around for grace for this to happen. “I” really want to not be this super sized ego. But it just seems paradoxical and frustratingly impossible.

    • avyakt7

      Some on going relaxation with Nature could help.
      Some observation on how you feel after every interaction, will help.

      To be aware of our words while interacting with ourselves and others, definitely will help… 🙂 Then things may happen at their own time… No rush 🙂

      • B.K.Gayathri

        Yes it helps. Though i am not checking myself that often, the churnings, and introspection has certainly brought significant changes in me. Life seems not so bad, after all! 🙂 Thanks brother.

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