Monday, October 30, 2017

Developing a strong ego, yet balanced, is vital for our maturation to an adult.



Attachments and Ego
“When there is attachment with position, status, power, wealth, gains or comforts, it gives rise to ego;
And it is ego that separates man from God.” - Tejguru Sirshree Tejparkhiji


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DS Grewal Attachment of any type irrespective of things will derail you from the true path of Truth.. Dee Marlowe


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Ron Alexander Untrue, the ego is a modern Western psych. word/concept created by Freud. He defined it as the CONSCIOUS connection between the id(lower self) and the superego ((lower self). It has been demonized into a dualistic devil by new age thinkers. Thinking "it separates us from God" is like fundamentalists blaming...
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Ron Alexander Superego= higher self


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Dee Marlowe The id, ego, and superego are names for the three parts of the “human personality” which are part of Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic personality theory. According to Freud, these three parts combine to create the ‘complex behavior’ of human beings.


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Ron Alexander So if the ego separates us from God, according to that theory, then so does our body. If one is willing to do without the body, then, one can be without the "ego". What really separates us from God is what The Buddha said our thinking, our mind. There was no concept of ego back then, unless there was a Sanskrit or Pali word?

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Dee Marlowe Ron Alexander 
Question dear ... do you believe there is a Soul or higher self ... being held in these body’s?


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Ron Alexander YES, CHRIST WITHIN OR BUDDHAHOOD!

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Dee Marlowe Does it live on after the death of body/mind?


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Ron Alexander YES, I like ACIM's LOVE IS THE ESSENCE OF OUR BEING. And LOVE is eternal and we are all ONE IN LOVE!


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Ron Alexander Physics have prove that energy cannot be destroyed. To me that Energy is called LOVE, SPIRIT OR SOUL.


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Ron Alexander Quantum Physics that is...


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Dee Marlowe Ron Alexander 
Yes LOVE is what brings us to eternal life with Divine ... that also lives within us ... so ... we don’t need the mind/body EXCEPT TO BE THE VESSEL for the eternal soul ... so the key then is to Find Balance before death of body.



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Dee Marlowe Ron Alexander 
Agreed dear ... energy can NOT be destroyed ... 
it Lives within these body’s and LIVES ON AFTER.



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Ron Alexander YEs, Balance is the key, esp. with our ego. One's can have a weak sense of self and to compensate create an over strong, bearing ego.

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Dee Marlowe Yes ... so BALANCE is the key ... and the blending of mind WITH ego to benefit SPIRIT:SOUL


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Dee Marlowe Most grateful for exciting exchange ... 
blessings dear Ron ... always dear πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’–


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Ron Alexander I was abused as a child, physically and verbally. The verbal part has been the longest lasting wound. "You are no good, lazy, will never make anything of yourself, only girls have curls, ...". Years later I realized my Father was projecting his own sense of shame on me. I became a workalholic to please him, to stay in his good graces.


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Ron Alexander I am sitting on the doorstep, wondering why my Father separated me from my Mom and joined with my older Bro. in teasing me "only girls have curls."


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Ron Alexander He wanted to make a man out of me at 2.5 years of age. He had just returned from war a year earlier.


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Ron Alexander What I am trying to say here is that I had to develop a strong ego, even overbearing to survive in the Western Man's competitive world. I became a Captain and really enjoyed the control of that position. I was really an arrogant Controller.


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Dee Marlowe Ron Alexander 
Understood dear ... your inner child is very wounded ... you, as the adult now, CAN help heal those old wounds. I did the same for MY inner child ... will help you dear, heart to heart πŸ’–πŸ’–


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Dee Marlowe Being AWARE of feeling you needed to develop a strong ego ... is the first step to healing, you know that dear?

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Ron Alexander Blaming satan is the same as blaming the ego. The ego, as seen as the self in self esteem, does need balancing, as too much ego, is compensating for having a weak sense of self. We need our ego to grow in Spirit. Meher Baba writes about this in his Discourses. To destroy the ego is ...destroying part of ourselves, as long as we are in our body. Unconditional love does not leave out the ego. Even if you think it is your enemy, remember Jesus said "love your enemy."
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Dee Marlowe Yes ... I agree that mind (ego) CAN BECOME FRIENDS when working for same outcome of SELF REALIZATION ... a strong determination is needed for this however!

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Ron Alexander Equating mind with ego is the problem here. The ego is not our thinking mechanism. It helps us translate our id, our survival issues to the superego, so we can rationally let go of fear, like that "rope is not a snake."


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Dee Marlowe Ron Alexander 
Understood dear ... balance for both is whats needed ... correct?



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