Neither your ego nor your being is a fixed thing. The following quote refers to the Buddha's examination of the body and mind and is his description of the truth that he had experienced. "Despite appearances, he had found that each human being is in fact ... I've had this quote posted up on my computer for a while now - but without any note of who wrote it/said it. (My apologies to the author.) On the road to enlightenment, we don't get to pick and choose which situations we work with, not if we are committed... Dr. David R. Hawkins, when asked what single spiritual tool would be of the most value, simply replied, "Be kind."2 participating This is written by William B. Rand, who teaches the Holy Fire Reiki. It's pretty easy to see the ego in action when you have a crazy voice yakking in your head. It's also easy to see the ego when you react from past programming, without stopping to evaluate what is really going on. It's also clearly the ego when you come u... Dr Hawkins often mentions that the root of ego is the believe in "causality". Instead of believing that you, or anyone, "causes" something to happen; instead look at the overall picture. In one of his lectures, he mentions a speck of dust floating in the ... Ok, maybe that is a tad unrealistic. But seriously, what if we could all find the commitment to be working towards enlightenment every single day, or even three or four times a week? It can be pretty hard to learn something new, or to keep working on lett... The leaders of Enlightenment! thought you might also enjoy participating in Living Without Ego, so they've made it a part of their community neighborhood! Check out the rest of Enlightenment! community's neighborhood here.