The death of the ego could be an interesting experience. It’s important to know what it feels so we recognise it when it happens.
Ego death, in a nutshell, is “to lose control of oneself; one’s conscious awareness (ego) is replaced by the unconscious…This may happen spontaneously, without warning and while one is awake. Ego death often results in a complete loss of a sense of time and self. The subject might also feel that he or she has merged with or become the object of their perception, or that the border between inner thoughts and reality has been dissolved. The experience may be accompanied by feelings of joy, peace, or bliss.” – Wikipedia
I recall being on the beach walking early in the morning. I was listening to the audiobook of The Impersonal Life and looking out to sea as I walked. The sun was shining and it was a perfect morning. I sat down and watched the tide coming in and witnessed a drop of water on my hand. As I watched the drop of water a fly landed on my hand and started to drink from the water. At that moment I realised I was meant to be in that spot so the fly could drink of the water. I then looked out to the water. I thought I’m also part of the sea and the sand and everything I could see. At that moment I was connected to all things and Janet did not exist. A wave of emotion overcame me as I’ll be going to realise the enormity of what I was and what I was a part of. And in realising that I snapped out of that beautiful moment and came back to being Janet being aware of myself.
What is ego.
Ego is the use of conscious thoughts and behaviour that we use to create our identity. This self centred thinking is what creates separate realities, objects and places. Some people can have an inflated view of their abilities and believe they are more successful than they actually se. This could be deemed to be an inflated egoEgo is the use of conscious thoughts and behaviour that we use to create our identity. This self centred thinking is what creates separate realities, objects and places. Some people can have an inflated view of their abilities and believe they are more successful than they actually se. This could be deemed to be an inflated ego
How is it beneficial
Remember the ego is created based upon previous experiences and different behaviours in order to deal with different situations. As such it gives the illusion of security and control. However, the ego begins to fall apart when old behaviours do not resolve a new situation. A person can then begin to feel insecure as they are not sure what to do in a situation. Id a person persists and insists on continuing to do the same thing over and over again without resolving a situation a person can become frustrated angry and even depressed.
Death is good.
In this situation, the ego has to die in order for the new situation to be resolved. It may not be an enlightening experience as described above. It could be a moment of frustration and despair to the point you give up because nothing you have tried has worked previously. In This moment,there is space of new thought to emerge as you release the old behaviour patterns, creating space for something new to evolve. As such the old way of doing things and an aspect of the old ego has to fall away to make space for the new person to evolve.
When the eagle falls away you’re able to see the world around you differently and more opportunities present themselves to you. This is because the old way of thinking has fallen away and there is new space for new sort of conscious thought thought in the moment of thought from your spirit to come to the fore.
The more we enter into new situations the more the old ego has to die and we encounter new situations and new experiences.
There can also be a feeling of lightness as the need to protect, the need to achieve and strive starts to fall away.
How to embrace this state of mind.
Although things may seem fearful the fear only exists because the ego is falling away and it’s trying to protect itself but have to remember the ego isn’t something separate the ego is something you created which is part of your personality at a time when you needed to develop strategies and techniques to develop yourself to protect yourself or to achieve certain goals. In understanding in a different space and time there is no need for you to protect yourself.
When there is less ego and striving there is more spirit and soul forming the basis of your decisions.
You learn to go with the flow because even if things don’t work out as planned as things never do you recognise and accept the situation for what it is at that time and act in alignment With the current situation.
As such when you’re either dies you’re able to listen and hear your soul be guided by heart by love you navigate this experience of life. If you want to go deeper into this journey.
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