Single change to overcome your ego

Ego is the physical embodiment of your consciousness as we discussed in the previous blog entry. It is born with you and dies with you. It is born with a single instinct – the survival instinct! But the ego does not know where the limits of that survival instinct are. What constitutes survival and what...

Where is my ego

Understanding the ego has been challenging man since time began (for the man anyway). Understanding it is not easy. Philosophers and psychologists have tried to do that and have written about it. How do you understand something that identifies with you and is a part of you? We are hard wired to look...

Getting to know the dark side

Did you ever feel like you wanted to do something completely different to what you actually ended up doing? With all the right intentions and the will in the world, you could not stop the actions you took and were helpless to observe yourself destroy the things you treasure? Welcome to the dark side. There...

Understanding the ego

Ego according to a definition found on the Princeton Univ website is “self: your consciousness of your own identity”. This is what Wikipedia has to say about ego. And the wikipedia definition is what I have come to believe in time. Understanding the ego is far more complex than it first seems and...

Creator is hiding in his creation

I have been listening to Osho and in one of his lectures he explains the meaning of Karta Purakh. He explains that the creator is the creation. For example a sculptor can be separated from the sculpture once it is complete. An artist can be separated from the painting. But how do you separate a dancer from...

Conversation with yourself

I found this really amusing. Listening to Eckhart Tolle on the Oprah Winfrey show, I heard him talk about how we have conversations with ourself. How we refer to ourselves as second person. For example, I might ask myself “what are you going to do about it”. It is almost like there is me but...