Me, Myself & I

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The 17th century philosopher, René Descartes, is regarded as the founder of modern philosophy.  It was he who gave expression to the famous statement, I think.  Therefore I Am.  But the consciousness that says ‘I Am’ is not the consciousness that thinks.  And, as long as we are unaware of this fact, we continue to mistake the thinker for who we are.

The core of all of our mind activity consists of repetitive and persistent thoughts, emotions and reactive patterns.  This entity is called ‘the ego’.  And the ego is the one who identifies with possessions, opinions, external appearances and long-standing resentments.  These are the things to which the words I, me, my and mine refer.

What a liberation to realize that the voice in my head is not who I am.  Who am I then?  The one who sees that. Eckhart Tolle

Gollum

Many of us are completely identified with a stream of compulsive thinking, most of which is repetitive and pointless.  But, if we understand the basic mechanics behind the ego mind, we can recognize it as such.

The ego was created as a survival mechanism when you descended in consciousness during the Fall of Man.  But it is the ego that creates the illusion that we are separate from one another and separate from God.  This either makes us feel that we are not as good as, or better than others.

We are born into truth.  But we grow up believing in lies.  We witness so many lies when we are young and innocent, and we use these lies to form our personal Tree of Knowledge.  And one of the biggest lies is the lie of our own imperfection, which is told to us by the ego.  And believing the ego is an addiction.

Awareness is the power that is concealed within the present moment.  Ego, and awareness of the ego, cannot co-exist. Eckhart Tolle

The ego is actually an impostor who is pretending to be you. It is the ego who drives the car while you daydream behind the steering wheel.  It is the ego who causes you to terminate your meditation to take care of “more important” things.

And he said to them all, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny his Self.”  Luke 9:23

The ego is a descended master.  So your greatest protection from the ego is to become fully conscious and aware of it.  You are a character in The Truman Show and everyone who is asleep at the wheel is named “Truman.”

Video:  www. youtube.com/EckhartTeachings

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Inspired by the book A New Earth: Awakening to your Life’s Purpose, Eckhart Tolle, Penguin Books, 2005

2 Responses to “Me, Myself & I”


  1. 1 apollosolaris October 6, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Reblogged this on Apollo Solaris and commented:
    The male ego’s…
    by Frank Buijs

    The male ego’s fear

    The fear of being ruled by machines is the male ego’s fear of relinquishing control of the planet to the maternal internal matrix of Gaia. -Terence McKenna

  2. 2 Alluvia October 6, 2014 at 7:07 am

    The Image Remains

    The question has been posed
    Of who I Am and so—
    The Image of the one you see
    Is really not
    The one the me.

    For hidden deep
    Within one’s soul
    Lies the inner man
    Or so I’m told

    So who am I?
    Let me see—
    If not an image
    Of you, of me.

    Consider all
    Is well is done
    The Image Remains
    The one of Love.

    Alluvia


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