EGO - How comfortable are You with it? (49)

Mar 15, 2019 5:37 AM CST EGO - How comfortable are You with it?
Your ego is your conscious mind, the part of your identity that you consider your "self." If you say someone has "a big ego," then you are saying he is too full of himself. (Google)

When someone say to you:

"You are gorgeous"
"You're very bright"
"You're very artistic"
"Your logic is great"
"I wish I was like you"

How do you react?

dunno dunno dunno dunno dunno
Mar 15, 2019 5:56 AM CST EGO - How comfortable are You with it?
Now:

When someone say to you:

"You are ugly"
"You're very stupid"
"You're very dense"
"Your logic is atrocious"
"If I was like you, I'd jump off a cliff"

How do you react?

dunno dunno dunno dunno dunno
Mar 15, 2019 5:59 AM CST EGO - How comfortable are You with it?
smiley963: Your ego is your conscious mind, the part of your identity that you consider your "self." If you say someone has "a big ego," then you are saying he is too full of himself. (Google)

When someone say to you:

"You are gorgeous"
"You're very bright"
"You're very artistic"
"Your logic is great"
"I wish I was like you"

How do you react?
I simply lick my finger then touch my arse making a sizzling noise
Mar 15, 2019 6:07 AM CST EGO - How comfortable are You with it?
Bnaughty: I simply lick my finger then touch my arse making a sizzling noise
Lol. I would like to see what you look like then, and how bright you are in reality, not trying to be smart here?
Mar 15, 2019 6:56 AM CST EGO - How comfortable are You with it?
bodleing2online today!
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The ego is our conscious sense of who we are, the central complex of consciousness.
It seeks complete autonomy over the self and commonly, from its narrow view of the world, it's task is, security and dominance.
It's real purpose is to create a dialogue between the Self and the perceived world, although the ego likes to rule the roost in its frantic search for individualisaction.

I quite like this quote below from James Hollis, it seems quite apt on here.

"The ego is like a petty tyrant who must fulminate on the rightness of its position as a compensation for the swamp of doubt upon which it's castle is built."
Mar 15, 2019 7:20 AM CST EGO - How comfortable are You with it?
bodleing2: The ego is our conscious sense of who we are, the central complex of consciousness.
It seeks complete autonomy over the self and commonly, from its narrow view of the world, it's task is, security and dominance.
It's real purpose is to create a dialogue between the Self and the perceived world, although the ego likes to rule the roost in its frantic search for individualisaction.

I quite like this quote below from James Hollis, it seems quite apt on here.

"The ego is like a petty tyrant who must fulminate on the rightness of its position as a compensation for the swamp of doubt upon which it's castle is built."
I don't know about Buddhism but..
In shamanism... during the course of the medicine wheel work...we had to get rid of the Ego...as well as the roles we play in our life.

I believe in Buddhism there is something similar...so I've heard?
Mar 15, 2019 7:26 AM CST EGO - How comfortable are You with it?
daniela777: I don't know about Buddhism but..
In shamanism... during the course of the medicine wheel work...we had to get rid of the Ego...as well as the roles we play in our life.

I believe in Buddhism there is something similar...so I've heard?
I believe getting the ego under control is paramount to development doh
Mar 15, 2019 8:36 AM CST EGO - How comfortable are You with it?
bodleing2online today!
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daniela777: I don't know about Buddhism but..
In shamanism... during the course of the medicine wheel work...we had to get rid of the Ego...as well as the roles we play in our life.

I believe in Buddhism there is something similar...so I've heard?
Of course we need ego to go about our everyday business of conscious life, to mobilse our psychic energy to move towards our goals with some form of consistency and continuity.
But we need to be constantly aware in order to loosen the egos grip. Without awareness, the ego will control us rather than the other way round.
Many Buddhist retreats are silent retreats. I've never attended one, but often thought a silent retreat would, to a large degree, help to keep the ego in check.
Mar 15, 2019 8:37 AM CST EGO - How comfortable are You with it?
bodleing2online today!
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aries1234: I believe getting the ego under control is paramount to development
thumbs up
Mar 15, 2019 10:12 AM CST EGO - How comfortable are You with it?
If you say "I'm me", that me is your Ego talking. Without that Ego, we have no Self. Some people are so crushed by bullies, that the Self is so deeply buried, that only psychiatric treatment will help them slowly come out of that self-imposed Shell, created as a natural defence mechanism, survival.
Mar 15, 2019 10:30 AM CST EGO - How comfortable are You with it?
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Bnaughty: I simply lick my finger then touch my arse making a sizzling noise
A finger of fudge is just enough to give your bum a treat
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:04 PM CST EGO - How comfortable are You with it?
smiley963: Your ego is your conscious mind, the part of your identity that you consider your "self." If you say someone has "a big ego," then you are saying he is too full of himself. (Google)

When someone say to you:

"You are gorgeous"
"You're very bright"
"You're very artistic"
"Your logic is great"
"I wish I was like you"

How do you react?
as Alexa would say, “I’m not sure.” but, if i had the kind of life as some of the members on cs, I probably would have shot myself a long time ago.
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:07 PM CST EGO - How comfortable are You with it?
galrads: as Alexa would say, “I’m not sure.” but, if i had the kind of life as some of the members on cs, I probably would have shot myself a long time ago.
Hi sweetie. Alexa, your computer assistant? I was just getting jealous here. From observation, you have a very healthy ego, and I don't say that of many. How are you feeling today?
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:11 PM CST EGO - How comfortable are You with it?
pKrema
pKremapKremaAt home, Shumen Bulgaria3 Threads 4,726 Posts
I say "Thank you" to both...
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:11 PM CST EGO - How comfortable are You with it?
smiley963: Hi sweetie. Alexa, your computer assistant? I was just getting jealous here. From observation, you have a very healthy ego, and I don't say that of many. How are you feeling today?
I cant wait to be able and put on a pair of zoomer swim fins and do about 80 laps. wave
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:13 PM CST EGO - How comfortable are You with it?
galrads: I cant wait to be able and put on a pair of zoomer swim fins and do about 80 laps.
Sounds great. I'll fly over and join you, as we have Autumn starting here, and I don't like the cold.
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:14 PM CST EGO - How comfortable are You with it?
pKrema: I say "Thank you" to both...
Lol. That way did Not occur to me!!!!
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:39 PM CST EGO - How comfortable are You with it?
TerryBull: A finger of fudge is just enough to give your bum a treat
Not for you though, a marrow would be more satisfying for your wrecked hole
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:00 PM CST EGO - How comfortable are You with it?
Bnaughty: Not for you though, a marrow would be more satisfying for your wrecked hole
I should stick with a finger of fudge uo yer bumprofessor grin
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:45 PM CST EGO - How comfortable are You with it?
bodleing2: Of course we need ego to go about our everyday business of conscious life, to mobilse our psychic energy to move towards our goals with some form of consistency and continuity.
But we need to be constantly aware in order to loosen the egos grip. Without awareness, the ego will control us rather than the other way round.
Many Buddhist retreats are silent retreats. I've never attended one, but often thought a silent retreat would, to a large degree, help to keep the ego in check.
That's your ego saying "check me" .dancing
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