Love for the ego

 

The “ego” refers to the dynamics that happens when a thought is taken as true, it’s what I get to explore through question three in The Work.

One of the things that comes out of taking certain thoughts as true, is the tendency to take thoughts as true:

I will be more safe if I take this thought as true. I will get what I want if I take this thought as true. There is an I here. I am this body. I am this mind. It needs to be safe. It’s possible to be unsafe.

Another of the things that may come out of taking certain thoughts as true, is to see this as a problem or even wrong or bad or something we need to get rid of.

The ego is a problem. The ego causes suffering. I need to get rid of the ego.

Beliefs are a problem. Beliefs causes suffering. I would be better off without beliefs. I need to get rid of beliefs.

There is an ego. There are beliefs. There are thoughts. It’s possible to take thoughts as true.

As I investigate these thoughts, and notices the dynamics around taking thoughts as true, I may find a genuine appreciation for the “ego” – for all of this.

It’s all innocent. It’s all confused love. It’s what happens when the thought “I” is taken as true, there is the thought it needs to be protected, and that taking thoughts as true can help it keep safe.

Through more clarity on this, I find a genuine love for the ego, for these dynamics. I see their function. I see it’s innocent. I see it comes from love, a slightly confused love.

And I see it’s all already love.

The “cosmic joke” here, of course, is that seeing the “ego” as an enemy is part of the ego, it comes from taking certain stories as true, and it reinforces these dynamics. As there is more clarity, and there is love for the ego and it’s all recognized as already love, this all shifts, There is a softening or release out of these dynamics.

Note: When I say it’s all love, it’s meant in a literal and all-inclusive way. In a general sense, it’s all Spirit (aka Love). And when I investigate these dynamics in a finely-grained way, through for instance The Work or sense field explorations, I get to see it’s love in a very practical sense as well.

Note 2: I wish I understood this, what I just wrote. 🙂

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– ego – the dynamics that happens when a thought is taken as true (#3 in tw)
— included in this is the tendency to take thoughts as true, which comes out of beliefs such as “I will be more safe if I take this thought as true”, “there is an I here, and it needs to be safe”
— and included is, sometimes, beliefs that these dynamics are a problem, wrong, bad, needs to go etc.

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The ego refers to the dynamics that happens when a thought is taken as true, it’s what comes out of question #3 in The Work. It can also refer to the tendency to take stories as true.

These dynamics, and this tendency to take stories as true, is sometimes presented

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The ego refers to a couple of things: The dynamics that happens when a thought is taken as true. And the tendency to take thoughts as true.

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The ego refers to the dynamics that happens when a thought is taken as true, it’s what comes out of question #3 in The Work. And included in this is the tendency to take thoughts as true itself, which rests on certain beliefs.

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The “ego” refers to the dynamics that happens when a thought is taken as true, it’s what comes out of question #3 in The Work.

And one of the things that may come out of taking certain thoughts as true, is to see this as a problem or even wrong or bad or something we need to get rid of.

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