Ok, been hearing alot of Ego DEATH and KILLING ego. While I get the feeling I will have to let mine go in the future, I could be wrong of course. But I just posted this on another thread but I think it deserves its own thread so this is what I said "Im not sure if Ego ever truly dies, but i think Ego changes and integrates into your higher self and is no longer in total control. Heal your Ego, and respect it. That shell protected you for many years, at least that is my experience, ya'lls mileage may vary." This is what is appealing to my common sense IN THIS MOMENT, but things change in the blink of an eye. But in my experience, fear and Ego, helped me get through one of the worst times of my life, being 5th-7th grade to about a year ago progressively increasing in those years naturally. But the point is, people talk about fear and Ego in here like it is some HUGE negative thing that we need to vanquish and live in a huge ball of light. Fear is there for a reason, so is Ego. Respect them, show them just as much love as you show light and meditating under your favorite tree of whatever. And tell suffering is an illusion of the blind and those who control their reality have none to those in fear and suffering, thats adorable to them
While that might be true for me/you as well in the future. Im not so sure, all yin yang baby. Yin Yang, love it all, all is love.
In order for one's ego to exist, other [u:18eulo0t]people must exist[/u:18eulo0t] to conjure its existence via their perception of you. Looking at it from this angle, it is [u:18eulo0t]an extremely watered down, [b:18eulo0t]raw version[/b:18eulo0t] of yourself[/u:18eulo0t]. Other people created it, that which you see as you. In that sense, [u:18eulo0t]you[/u:18eulo0t] are nothing more than [u:18eulo0t]a mere thought[/u:18eulo0t]. That doesn't mean you aren't real, because [u:18eulo0t]thoughts are very much real[/u:18eulo0t]. I feel that if you really try to [u:18eulo0t]kill your ego[/u:18eulo0t], you are trying to [u:18eulo0t]kill yourself[/u:18eulo0t]. The reactionary result is the ego [u:18eulo0t]overreacting[/u:18eulo0t] by going into extreme survival mode in order to prevent itself (you) from being erased, and [u:18eulo0t]to perpetuate its existence[/u:18eulo0t].
When the ego is forced into such a corner, it (or you) becomes consumed in protecting all people possible in order to perpetuate existence. In that sense, by trying to kill your ego, you indirectly [u:18eulo0t]tame it[/u:18eulo0t]. The ego isn't a bad thing, but simply just [u:18eulo0t]misunderstood[/u:18eulo0t]. When the ego responds in the aspect I've described, an individual would most likely come across as humble, brave, and unlike others because most never reach such a high level of consciousness. Seems like somewhat of a paradox unless you start to consider the ego as [u:18eulo0t]a tool for perfection[/u:18eulo0t]. Perhaps [u:18eulo0t][b:18eulo0t]high grade[/b:18eulo0t] refinement[/u:18eulo0t] of the ego is where [u:18eulo0t]post-conventional morality[/u:18eulo0t] manifests from.
Challenge your ego and [u:18eulo0t]it will[/u:18eulo0t] challenge you!