bodleing2: The ego is our conscious sense of who we are, the central complex of consciousness.I don't know about Buddhism but..
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."
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?
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:20 AM CST