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Six primary ingredients of ego


22-08-2004 11:21:46

Wayne lists the following in Chapter One of this book. What will happen when we begin to change our ingredients? What will we call ourselves then?

Six primary ingredients of ego

1. I am what I have. My possessions define me.

What are my possessions that I hold onto as my definition? What could possibly define me in truth? Do I really see myself reflected back from what I believe I have?

2. I am what I do. My achievements define me.

Are my achievements a good definition of me? Would my failures also be used as a definition? Am I the certificate and/or diploma on the wall? Is that my description?

3. I am what others think of me. My reputation defines me.

Is this me? Is how I am seen by others how I am? What about how I see me? Is that also how I am? And what is a "reputation" but an image others have of me or a scenario I made so that I may look like something or someone I am not?

4. I am separate from everyone. My body defines me as alone.

When I look into my world, do I see various nationalities, races, and religions? Do I see male and female bodies? Do I see bodies? And do I feel so all alone in my world, so lost and often times forgotten? What happens when I fail to see my body but an image of my truth?

5. I am separate from all that is missing in my life. My life space is disconnected from my desires.

What are these many needs, desires and wants that I appear to experience in my world? Are they really indicating something I lack or are they simply illusions that I believe in so that I will be unable to sit with my truth? Why is it that I always want more of anything? Why is nothing satisfying to me.

6. I am separate from God. My life depends on Godís assessment of my worthiness.

Why would I feel such a separation from God, unless I truly believed in God? I feel separated when I am with others. I feel separated when others try to help me. I always questions the motives of others in helping me, and what about my motives for helping others? Is what life has to offer me - all this depression - this doom and gloom? Why am I never happy for without getting out of happiness so quickly? Why don't I stay in the happiness?

Namaste - Ron