We all live a dual type life, meaning ego/non-ego battle. Most of us recognize in mindfulness when we are ego based and not. In all actuality I believe we miss the mark on knowing when we act/react in ego more than we know or want to know.
So here amongst "us", how often do you think we ask and respond with our ego's rather than our higher self? Which is funny because this is a spiritual site.
Brutal honesty on your own part is required to answer :)
asked 08 Jul '11, 02:53
We probably all ask and respond with our egos most of the time...I don't think any of us can claim to be enlightened ( if we could we wouldn't feel a need to say so ).
A good question to ask may be who is searching and seeking?... our higher self has no questions and needs no answers.
answered 08 Jul '11, 12:07
To be honest, I never thought that I was ever answering from my ego, for I never knew what questions I would ask or answer until I felt inspired to ask it or answer it, therefore, I see my answers, and questions as a spiritual gift and manifestation from the one universal mind!
answered 08 Jul '11, 04:07
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First I’ll just say that there’s a fine line between observing another’s answer as ‘coming from an ego perspective’ and judging another’s answer as ‘egotistical’, because within judgment ego is there. I think your question is too complicated to answer and would need a panel of ego-free people to review every question and answer ever posted on IQ in order to reach a conclusion on it :)
All the same, it’s a brave and valid question because the ego subject can be challenging due to the very nature of ego. Battle is an interesting term for describing what’s happening within our psyche. I prefer to see it as a greater or lesser degree of awareness, as there doesn’t seem to be an element of judgment from
Observation of ego action is an excellent way to practice the art of forgiveness of self and others. Awareness of egotistical reaction combined with automatic, in the moment, forgiveness is also unconditional love.
I normally write a reply and leave it sitting on my computer for a few hours or even overnight before posting (as with this one). The reason for this is so I have an opportunity to use discernment when reviewing my own answer or question. As someone who promotes moving beyond ego thought and action, I do my best to keep my ego in check and get to the root of the issue at hand, free of ego thinking.
If one is generally no longer functioning from the perspective of one’s ego, it’s quite easy to observe ego action in another. If the opportunity arises I generally prefer to point it out in subtle ways and I’d appreciate a ‘heads up’ if anyone sees any ego influence in my writing.
There is obviously a lot of confusion concerning ego. The paradox is that those caught up in their own ego are not generally aware of it. Observe how eager the ego is to defend its position ;-)
answered 09 Jul '11, 02:53
well micheal when people judge or contend and do not try to understand it is the ego. you can tell what does not work or tell what you did not experiance yet with no judgement with out contending or you can tell what is missing. but if you do that and someone as judgement contend or do not want to understand you are going to see it right away. but i tell you most people do not see it or do not want to see it. they will judge you giving you all sort of default that is in them. they will order you or mock you. they are trying to pin you down but they pin them self down. if you mean ego in boosting the truth of something to make it sound better yes some might do that but eventually someone is going to see it because lie show or the truth come out eventually. that is why people should not lie and tell the truth or at least what they are prepared to share. well i hope this helped you with this question micheal. experiance and enjoy. and micheal you have read some of my question and answer and you know how brutal my honesty is do i need to put exclamation point? smile!
answered 08 Jul '11, 04:12
How can we NOT answer without involving our egos? It is part of our psyches. We cannot function without "ego". "Ego" is "Me".
If you are referring to "egos" as in "big egos", well, being honest, yes, we care about our answers and I (meaning Jai) take great care with my answers. Does that mean I have a "Big Ego"? No.
I do have a lot of intelligence, which can be intimidating to some because I am female...(now, men, do not get your feathers ruffled...this has not happened here.)
I would like to quote Wade here, from another answer about ego:
Michael, do you think people here have a problem with "ego"?
Look into the ego.
Finally, to answer your question: Which questions involve ego? ALL OF THEM!!! Including your own...
Love, Jai and Wade
Well, all the questions I have been asking this week are ego based. Broken heart and unability to accept that you lost the game called seduction are all ego problems.
answered 08 Jul '11, 09:38
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