How to Overcome the Seduction of the Ego – ewao
One could argue that the moment we are given a birth certificate, we are inducted into the Matrix society – this is the society of the ego that wants very much for us to become its willing slaves and consumers. We set approximately trying to build our empire, while striving to be contented, filling our lives with every form of fabric distraction. Only those who are wise, understand this wicked dance to be the seduction of the ego.
The ego does not want a loving, compassionate, caring, empathic, you. It does not want you to see that you are creating every moment with everyone ‘others’ who are really just you in reflection.
Though the ego had a portion in allowing you to develop a separate sense of self from your Mother when you were born, it simultaneously stole absent from you – your trusty inheritance – which is so much more huge than any sum of money on planet soil. Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates’ wealth is miniscule to the trusty stores of wealth given to us by an awakened consciousness, but we cannot imagine this to be trusty while the ego has us in its juicy grip.
everyone “worth” of the self is tied to fabric success. Who we date, what we drive, how we dress, how many degrees we can accumulate, and from where, what religion we practice, how spiritually evolved we are while others are not, who does our hair, who manages our money, what we carry out “for a living” when our life was already promised well before we arrived here, etc. become the trappings of a soul that is longing for a Higher Connection to its Infinite Treasure but knows only the language of the fabric, limited, non-Intelligent Higher Cosmos which is attached to the Higher Self.
We believe that we exist by some accident or mere chance forgetting that even in what seems to be absolute chaos, there is a Divine Design. There are no mistakes, yet the ego generally,normally has us believing that even we are one.
Even when we reach a certain level of awareness, the annihilation of the ego becomes scary because we don’t realize that everyone the ego is, is a mental construct.
As Joseph Campbell said,
“The ego is as you contemplate of yourself. You in relation to everyone the commitments of your life, as you understand them. The self is the whole range of possibilities that you’ve never even thought of. And you’re stuck with your past when you’re stuck with the ego. Because whether everyone you know approximately yourself is what you found out approximately yourself, well, that already happened. The self is a whole field of potentialities to approach through.”
Sigmud Feud’s psychoanalytical personality and Carl Jung’s definitions of the ego are helpful, as they portray the “hidden” aspects of our mental constructs creating the ego – the super ego, the id, or the collective unconscious, respectively – however, the Truth is simple.
We are who we contemplate we are through subconscious thoughts which create a unfaithful sense of identity and continuity. The microcosmic YOU is only a macroscopic, fractal copy of the Infinite Intelligence trying to experience itself.
We can recreate the ‘self’ that we know and originate way for the ‘Self’ at any time, but this generally,normally requires a by a long shot large leap from our continuitous experience. Instead of being our memories, we must change the morphic field, to instead create strange memories which are then self-reverential. As Rupert Sheldrake once pointed out, things happen because they already contain happened that way before. As soon as we stop the ego’s attachment to the preceding version of ourselves, we can wreck free from the seductive, and vitiating shackles of an unrealized Soul.