The Ego tends to operate as the driver in the majority of people’s lives, whether we like to admit it or not
I think the path to happiness and true inner peace is eliminating the Ego as best as possible without losing our minds in the process. But sometimes losing our minds is the only option for true detachment from it’s grip.
With that being said, we must first define the Ego…
My understanding of the Ego comes from many sources but has one major component…that we are always in LACK of something.
Major components of the Ego which can be intermingled:
Identity crisis – negative emotions, image, worth, class, rank, etc.
Ownership – mine vs. ours
Survival – kill or be killed
Hate – hostility, anger, resentment
Operating in the past or future
The concept of the Ego is very in-depth and we have revolved around it’s limitations for thousands of years, hence the distortions present in our society as a whole.
Moving forward, in order to know something however, we must understand the Ego’s opposite…unconditional love or Godliness.
Major components of Unconditional Love:
No specific identity – unlimited consciousness/awareness
Operating in the present...
📷meme/photo cred: @bokifide