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Ego/soul

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Ego is generally interpreted a bad thing but healthy ego exists? But both are illusory? Is healthy ego just the embodiment of soul/higher self, therefore no ego; just presence and spontaneous action from there? Eckhart Tolle says that anything we attach to is ego and reinforces a sense of self, which is always illusory? Could we say that healthy ego is just the absence of fear and attachment. Hard to say tho because as humans we need a map to navigate the world, as Leo called it, a ‘filter system’ that helps us make decisions and make sense of the world. And as Eckhart mentions, the mind is a very useful tool when used correctly but destructive when not. Correct = healthy ego, destructive = bad ego? But anytime we live through the mind we’re operating from ego on some level, whereas presence is from greater intelligence, which is free from ego? 

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The ego is the entire self construct or sense of self which includes the so-called healthy & unhealthy aspects of it.

And of course that which labels behavior as either healthy or unhealthy is nothing other than this ego/sense of self.

Simply put: Ego = Identity 

It's that which claims: "I AM" this  physical/psychological bodymind organism.

And when this illusory identity collapses, there's nothing left/no one there/nobody home & it's simultaneously recognized there Never Was! ?

It was just an illusion of self identity or misunderstanding!

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“Everything is honoured, but nothing matters.” — Eckhart Tolle.

"I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. It opens. I've been knocking from the inside." -- Rumi

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the ego is the mental matrix created by social interaction, it has language as its support and attachment and rejection as pillars, or what is the same, the duality between life and death. The thing is: without ego, what are you? it is very difficult to see it because it is the ego that is trying to see it. any intention or evaluation is ego. you have to get out of there as much as possible, with meditation and psychedelics, until the ego itself realizes what it is, and then stops taking itself seriously, being attached to its concepts. then it becomes lighter , leave space, doesn't encompasses everything, and the structure of reality becomes more clear

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Nicely put, thanks guys. 

So it’s literally any thought, that creates duality/separateness from what actually is? 

Nothing there, apart from this moment, right? @VeganAwake

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3 hours ago, B222 said:

Nicely put, thanks guys. 

So it’s literally any thought, that creates duality/separateness from what actually is? 

Nothing there, apart from this moment, right? @VeganAwake

Yep, but it's more than just thought. It's the entire physical/mental experience of separation.

And it's not just a moment, it's Everything including the experience of moments.

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“Everything is honoured, but nothing matters.” — Eckhart Tolle.

"I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. It opens. I've been knocking from the inside." -- Rumi

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2 hours ago, VeganAwake said:

Yep, but it's more than just thought. It's the entire physical/mental experience of separation.

And it's not just a moment, it's Everything including the experience of moments.

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Yeah, exactly. A moment is a snapshot in time and where the moment begins and ends is defined by thought. The present moment would better be described as presence, without a beginning or end.

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