What is Ego?
Lots of people throw around the word “ego” without any depth of its meaning. But, it's important to educate ourselves on what it is so we are able to discern what is ego and what is not. Enlightenment comes from self-inquiry, not from judging others.
Ego is that which blocks us from the truth. It is the human created self. It is the story we tell ourselves. It is what clouds our perception. Let’s break it down further. What is Ego?
Identifying the Ego
Part of the human disposition is being susceptible to drifting into the ego state. No matter how far along one is in their spiritual journey the ego can be a threat. So, how do we know when we have drifted into the ego-mind?
Dissolving Ego Techniques
Once we have pin-pointed our ego we began to learn about it. This gives us insight into our mind which is the secret to experiencing enlightenment. Self-knowledge is the way to the truth. It is the way to Divine Consciousness. So, how do we dissolve the ego-mind?
Advanced Ego Temptations
Learning about, and dissolving ego is not something that we do once and it is done forever. One should be vigilant and on the lookout for its return. As one progresses ego may contort into difficult to recognize forms. What do these look like?
As you identify these, the next step is to surrender them to God, and continue to practice the above mentioned methods of dissolution. These are timeless practices that will continue to benefit you no matter how far along you are on your journey.
Benefits of Dissolving the Ego
The benefits of dissolving the ego are vast. There is no longer a cloud blocking you from God’s light. Some devote their entire life to this path. No matter where you are in your journey, it is worth the challenge. You will eventually reach the light at the end of the tunnel. Here are a few of the benefits:
The more you experience these benefits, the more momentum you will build on this path. No matter where you are on your journey remember that enlightenment comes from within (Om Mani Padme Hum). I have developed a course to accelerate your journey on the path to enlightenment. For more information click here: "Non-Duality: A Pathway to Enlightenment" 3-Part series.