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A Quote by Brian L. Weiss on brian weiss, love, ego, and soul

You need your ego to survive in the three-dimensional world, but you need only that part of the ego which processes information. The rest - pride, arrogance, defensiveness, fear - is worse than useless. The rest of the ego separates you from wisdom, joy, and God.

Brian Weiss

Source: Only Love is Real

Contributed by: Marcella

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, marx, kafka, kierkegaard, isolationism, privatism, self-interest, and ego

All cities, all geography, even all art and music and writings and inventions are fastidiously subdivided into parcels of proprietary claims:  all the world, under the virtually theological rule of modern egology (“ego” taken as a ruling principle), is meticulously defined as “mine” versus “thine,” “ours” versus “theirs.”  We use our homes as we use our bodies, as we use our faces and our words as well:  as a mask and a shield, a barrier to exclude others.  Kafka captured the nightmarish dementia of man self-considered as an obscure and obsessive sort of reclusive mole (“The Burrow”), paranoiacally banking up involuted underground labyrinths against the anxiety of being invaded.  Kierkegaard, whom Kafka esteemed, had already written intricate expressions and symptomatologies of an “esthetic” type of personality hellbent on retreating from the public, natural or social domain, living a pathologically secretive life of perverse games and exploitative self-interestedness.  And Marx as well saw the capitalist or bourgeois class in toto as a constitutionally self-concealing and mendacious character-type, doomed always to relate to language and action only as a way of systematically misrepresenting their true purposes and qualities of personality.  The bourgeois world-construct is functionally complete when its underclass has been systematically and intimately hemmed-in by its ideological virtualities, the contrived and projected “false consciousness” in which it has been axiomatically catechized.

Kenneth Smith

Source: http://www.tcj.com/?p=605

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, possessions, modernity, egologism, privatism, isolationism, ego, sharing, generosity, culture, politics, democracy, and aristeia

From moderns’ manic phobias about socialism and communism it is patent that this is a civilization of paralytic egologism, of psychotic proprietarism:  the American aborigines who were genocidally extinguished by waves of whites saw most sharply the truth about modernity’s manias—“The love of possessions is a disease with them.”  In moderns’ culture of abstracted ego and intensified but destitute “consciousness,” the aristic ethos not just of sharing and generosity but also of open communication, forthrightness, honesty, and candor has demonstrably perished.  There are utterly not enough aristic personalities surviving to make a commonality of culture feasible any longer:  “politics” has become a dark euphemism for organized deception, hi-tech manipulation, and Olympian Machiavellian intrigues, and “democracy” in that world-order is so moribund it can be little more than a pious verbalism, a rhetorical fraud.

Kenneth Smith

Source: http://www.tcj.com/?p=605

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Lester Levenson on ego, lester levenson, and unhappiness

All unhappiness is caused by our trying to be limited, to be an ego. The more we are our Self, the happier we are. We will never be completely happy until we are completely being our Self.
Lester Levenson

Lester Levenson

Contributed by: Piercarla

A Quote by unknown on do not resist, use as a tool, ego, good or bad, reactive mechanism, past experiences, and spiritual growth

Is the ego good or bad? Neither. It is a reactive mechanism to our past experiences. It is only interested in physical survival, not our spiritual growth. Do not resist it - it can be used as a tool.

unknown

Contributed by: MysticSanctuary

A Quote by Leland T. Lewis on divine presence, ego, and god

God Transcends all conceptuality.  Only ego presumes that the All Pervading Divine Presence could be reduced to words.

Leland Lewis

Contributed by: oceanriver

A Quote by Gabrielle Roth on alienation, ego, embraces, fragmentation, free your mind, inertia, life cycles, longing, personal power, smiles, spirits, spiritual healing, spiritual journey, stillness, taking responsibility, unification, and wounded healer

"We all share the wound of fragmentation.  And we can all share in the cure of unification.  Healing is the unification of all our forces -- the powers of being, feeling, kwowing, and seeing.

I look in the mirror and I look out the window and I see myself and others struggling to be in our bodies.  Struggling to know who we are and what we need.  To like ourselves, rather than wanting to be somebody else, or somewhere else.  I see our inability to relate, to communicate from the heart, to overcome our distance and alienation from one another.  I see us avoiding each other's eyes, at a loss to know what others need.  I see people searching for direction, trying to summon up their personal power, longing for the strength to be independent.

The wounded healer in me knows that healing our driven selves comes from our ability to empower our bodies, hearts, minds, souls, and spirits once more, bringing them into vital unity.  Spiritual healing means taking responsibility for being a whole person.  We have to take responsibility for being a body, for having a heart, for possessing a mind, for awakening our soul, for opening to our spirit.  We need to do right by our body, purify our relationships, use our mind for creative freedom and not enslavement, free the soul from the ego, and undertake the spiritual journey.  A whole person is an inspired person, one who embodies the spirit.

Disease is inertia.  Healing is movement.  If you put the body in motion, you will change.  You are meant to move: from flowing to staccato, through chaos into lyrical and back into the stillness from which all movement comes.

If you let your heart be moved, be open to the risk and the adventure of feelings, letting them work through to completion, you will change.  Tears turn into smiles, anger into embraces.

If you free your mind to experience and complete each of your life cycles, integrating their teachings and tasks, you will change.  It's when you stop moving through life that you get caught out of place, that you react to adult situations with childhood emotions.  Moving completely through your life makes you whole.

If you awaken your soul, you will change.  Engage your characters.  Watch yourself act them out.  Master them, and you're free to be, feel, think, and act as your distinct self.

The spirit in motion heals, expands, circles in and out of the body, moving through the layers of consciiousness from inertia to ecstacy.  Open to the spirit, and you will be transformed.

Movement is my medium and my metaphor.  I know that if a wave of energy is allowed to complete itself, it yields a whole new wave, and in fact that is all I really know.  Riding these waves means joining the cosmic dance that, as Dante says, 'moves the sun and the other stars.'"

Gabrielle Roth

Source: Maps to Ecstacy

Contributed by: Bird

A Quote by Benjamin Hoff on universe, ego, and afraid

The Universe knows what it's doing.  So don't develop a big ego, and don't be afraid. (p207)

Benjamin Hoff

Source: The Te of Piglet

Contributed by: Rebecca

A Quote by Pema Chodron on ego, self, awakening, and enlightenment

You're the only one who knows when you're using things to protect yourself and keep your ego together and when you're opening and letting things fall apart, letting the world come as it is - working with it rather than struggling against it. You're the only one who knows.

Pema Chodron

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Jim Britt on awareness, awakening, self, ego, and enlightnement

Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be.

Jim Britt

Contributed by: Siona

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