Elimination of Ego
By Eckart Tolle
“Elimination of psychological time is elimination of Ego. It’s the only true Spiritual Practice which eliminates the egoic mind’s endless preoccupation with past & future & its unwillingness to be one with life by living in the present moment.”
- Most egos have conflicting wants – they don’t want what is: The Present Moment. For the Ego to survive it must make past and future more important than The Present Moment.
- Life is always NOW. Everything seems to be subject to time, yet it all happens NOW.
- Catch the voice in the head the moment it complains and recognize the voice of EGO (it’s just a thought).
- People’s Reality: As soon as something is perceived, it is named, interpreted compared with something else, liked or disliked by phantom self called the EGO. With this constant naming, ego remains in place as unobserved mind.
- Reactivity is being addicted to Reaction. More reaction, your more entangled with form you become. The more identified with from, the stronger the ego.
- Learn not to keep situations or events alive in your mind, return to the timeless pristine present moment – Rather than being caught up in mental movie making. Our very presence becomes our identity not our thoughts or emotions.
- Attachment to things drop away by itself when you no longer seek to find yourself (your worth) in them.
- Essential part of awakening is recognition of unawakened you, the EGO as it thinks, speaks and acts.
- Suffering has a noble purpose: The evolution of consciousness (Awakening) & burning up of the Ego. The thought “I should not have to suffer” makes you suffer more, instead of accepting it before you can transcend it. Pain is Inevitable but Suffering is an Option.
- Participate in the dance of creation without attachment to outcome and without placing unreasonable demands upon the world: Fulfill me, make me happy, safe, etc. World can’t give you these things and when the expectations stop, all self-created suffering ends.
- Although body identification is one of the most basic forms of ego, go beyond the outer form – and experience an intensely alive energy field.
- Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for evolution of your consciousness.
- Life is the dancer and you are the dance.