The key to discovering who you are lies not in overcoming our conditioned egos, but learning to cooperate with it. Yes! We have to learn to work in conjunction with our egos. Let’s face it, ego is part of the human condition. It is not going anywhere, IT IS A PART OF WHAT MAKES YOU…YOU. Maybe it’s a residual by-product of us having this level of consciousness. Whatever the ego entity is, in truth it is US.
For so long we have perceived our world, our existence, our self-worth, and our purpose from a negative, bleak, and dismal stand point. One of the ugly truths we have to face if we ever want to get out of the psychological mess we’re in, is that WE ARE RESPONSIBLE for the mess we call our lives. The responsibility I am speaking of is the one in which you had choices to make determining the direction of your future.
Because of a lack of understanding about our conditioning, our values systems and, how they relate to our egos, we’ve come to flawed decisions, and made bad choices. Our lives and the things we dislike about our lives are in reality, a projection of our conditioned thought processes. What we live, is because of how we think. The way we think is intricately entertwined with our egos, our level of “I” consciousness.
When the True Self begins to see the limitations of negative ego consciousness, and begins to see itself as a presence, the ego begins to revea its nature as a construct of the mind characterized by past conditionings, ideas, false guilt, self-doubt, and false emotions associated with a memories.
THE HARDEST BATTLE A PERSON FIGHTS IS WITH THEMSELVES.
Our egos have been with us since the day we were born. Because your ego has had to share a room with you, it has listened to you cry, moan, groan, complain, lie, cheat, & steal.
Your ego has absorbed your worrying, your pretentiousness, your gossipping, your jealousies, and your need for attention. It has had to stand by you through all of the pity parties you threw for yourself, because of how this person and that person did you wrong. Our ego has accepted and even perpetuated our own neurotic sense of self-grandized propaganda. But remember that our relationship with our egos depends upon cooperation. Your ego has been cooperating with you fully since day one. You have been the uncooperative one in this team effort. Now instead of being what it is…your truest ally, it has popped a screw. In it’s quest to protect you from all of the horrible things you have fed it, it grew larger in an effort to offset ALL of your neurotic tendencies.! It took over because well…let’s be honest….with all of the stuff you heaped onto it, how can it not think that you were incapable of handling things?
We have done a magnificent job of convincing our egos that everything and everyone is out to get us, that it will do whatever it can to make sure that doesn’t happen. Even when you try to convince it otherwise, it doesn’t believe you. Your ego has seen you tell untruths before. It has watched you manipulate situations and people. How can it trust you now? The ego has extreme difficulty in applying profound insights about the ego to itself.
I came to discover that my ego is my best friend. She always has been. I was just ignorant to the dynamics of the symbiotic relationship
between us. She has protected me and guided me through some rough situations. Sometimes she was right sometimes she was wrong, but
she was ALWAYS THERE FOR ME. Even when I slept at night, she was still awake, hard at work. Sending those crazy streaming videos of
the information we had processed during our day.
She knew me better than I knew myself. Sometimes I would react to a situation with negativity so quickly I would wonder where it came from? We’ve all made the statement at one time or another ” I don’t know what came over me but I ____________ so quick I shocked myself. Guess what? That was my best friend coming to my defense before I even knew I needed one. She knows what I am going to do before I even do it. She is intuitive, and she has paid close attention to me. My ego takes her job as BFF quite seriously.
I had been feeding her a diet of lies, and I wasn’t even aware. The problem was that I had been telling her for as long as we’ve been alive to protect me and, to seek pleasure from, the WRONG THINGS.
We live in this world according to our ego, and unfortunately this ego grows and goes through, levels in its growth. It will continue to expand until it reaches a level it can no longer fill on its own.