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Old 10-09-2019, 06:11 AM
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Hello.

It mat help understanding to see the"ego" as a mechanism performing a function--that of seeking to provide a sense of significance and being to a mind when/where that sense is otherwise absent/not experienced by that mind. Thus attempting to compensate for what is not otherwise apparent.

Because the "ego" mechanism is self contained within that mind, the only way it can function as required is by trying to provide that compensatory experience by seeking significance by relative measure--measuring against others--more than, better than, etc. This is inevitably a tendency relying upon deploying divisive one up"man"ship.

In order to diminish the effect of this divisive tendency, a means of experiencing that necessary sense of significance and being by other and absolute--rather than relative--means is required.

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Old 20-09-2019, 10:09 AM
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Lol, killing is not the thing, but we all know what you mean.

One way is to recognize what the ego does that you wish would stop.
-Whatever feels icky comes from the ego...that is the simple formula!!!
Jealousy, hatred, indignation, procrastination, laziness, gluttony, vengeance, cruelty, stealing, lying, cheating...etc.
Then, not doing those things! Hahahaha, I mean it.
You want to strangle someone? Do the opposite:

Be super nice to them and praise them for something.
Gosh, the ego HATES that!

-What feels good, is kind and constructive comes from godliness...
or from the Holy Spirit's Thought System...
not the Ego or Worldly Thought System.

Now pls, no one say, 'It feels good to eat the whole pie, tho. And get mad and get revenge on someone.'
No, it doesn't, you bozos, not in the true sense.

Now, if you would like to 'undo' the ego...there is a fascinating fast way...
I discovered it in Dec 2015...now, this was after 40 years of meditating, ha!
It is really quite amazing...a Self Study book ...no groups, leaders or donations! Ha!

"A Course In Miracles" or ACIM...I was shocked to see a difference in 28 days doing the 365 Lessons!

But, if you were interested, really, I would recommend an intro book first...diving right in, most people go, 'Huh? This is not for me.'
But, it is with an introduction.
Ego takes a back seat, my friend!!


Btw, the previous people said great stuff! As usual. Go team!

Yes I'm doing a course in miracles at the moment, that's a pretty concrete thing you can do for an entire year and I'm very fond of it.
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Old 20-09-2019, 07:04 PM
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How can you kill your ego to be happy in life and unveil the truth by stopping your mind? Some creative ideas please.


1} Ego is not alive,

2} we can place ego to the side whenever neccesary,

3} ego does not equate with only lying to self i.e. ego can also equate with search for truth.
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Old 20-11-2019, 11:46 AM
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Killing your ego is a spiritual myth that is based on fear. The last thing you want to do is kill or forcefully control your ego. The best thing to do is to learn to stop thinking this or that is good/positive or bad/negative (duality) and stop wanting to be/become something or someone.
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Old 20-11-2019, 04:20 PM
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Killing your ego is a spiritual myth that is based on fear. The last thing you want to do is kill or forcefully control your ego. The best thing to do is to learn to stop thinking this or that is good/positive or bad/negative (duality) and stop wanting to be/become something or someone.
The issue (over-simply stated) is one of choice.

Try to stop thinking of, say, a pencil for a minute. You can't if that is your focus!

You have to have something else to positively desire and think about.

The ego will fall into its 'natural' (meaning organically functional) place if and when you positively think, feel about and desire something transcendent, like (what I reference and discuss in detail in my book and my treatise (both freely downloadable) as being Life Itself.
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Old 20-11-2019, 05:00 PM
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1} Ego is not alive,

2} we can place ego to the side whenever necessary,

3} ego can search for truth and facts, or,


....3a} ego can create a false narrative to create mental blockages to truth and fact.
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Old 20-11-2019, 07:27 PM
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The issue (over-simply stated) is one of choice.

Try to stop thinking of, say, a pencil for a minute. You can't if that is your focus!

You have to have something else to positively desire and think about.

The ego will fall into its 'natural' (meaning organically functional) place if and when you positively think, feel about and desire something transcendent, like (what I reference and discuss in detail in my book and my treatise (both freely downloadable) as being Life Itself.

Nobody needs to think at all. Thoughts are nothing more and nothing less than memories and knowledge of the past or day dreaming about the present or future. Stay focused and be grateful for the present moment, the here and right now.
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Old 21-11-2019, 02:03 PM
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Of possible interest:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ND0p1BqOV8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiygakUimSM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbj4nLOPN8o
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Old 21-11-2019, 02:34 PM
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Wow, these youtubes above are excellent!
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Old 21-11-2019, 03:10 PM
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Nobody needs to think at all. Thoughts are nothing more and nothing less than memories and knowledge of the past or day dreaming about the present or future. Stay focused and be grateful for the present moment, the here and right now.

If I didn't think at all I'd be fast out of a job. My creditors and the IRS would be knocking at my door for lack of paying bills and filing tax returns. I'd also have a terrible time on the road as local and state police wouldn't appreciate me driving an unregistered, uninspected and uninsured vehicle and without a driver's license. My oil tank would be empty and I'd be freezing my butt off and my electric and internet service would be cut off for lack of payment. I also wouldn't be posting here.

Thinking and emotions are unavoidable. They are features of body-mind, not bugs. What is avoidable and a bug is overreaction to thoughts and emotions. Taking things personally.

It all depends on which "I" one identifies with and how much work one's done to focus and concentrate the mind.
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