A Quote by Jed McKenna on ego, mastery, false self, and enlightenment

    "But what about when people explore their inner selves?  Make journeys of self-discovery?  Aren't they going within to find the truth?"
    "They're just exploring the ego, making a study of the false self, which is a lifequest as valid as any other.  But you don't wake up by perfecting your dream character, you wake up by breaking free of it.  There's no truth to the ego, so no degree of mastery over it results in anything true.  Putting attention on the false self merely reinforces it."

Jed McKenna

Source: Spiritual Enlightenment: The Damnedest Thing, Pages: 246

Contributed by: Vince