|10-19-2011, 03:55 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2011
I found your site by chance (or sychronicity I think). I was looking for advice on how to build an articles based website and came across one of your blog pages. I'm also a seeker and here I am.
This is the page I came across... How to Build a High-Traffic Web Site (or Blog)
As I was getting to know your site, I came across this quote....
The web development page that brought me to your site really spoke for me. It was like I wrote it. What an amazing and refreshing read!!
I do know that many people define common words differently and for me, to grow my intelligence is to grow away from needing the ego and that enlightenment isn't an ideal but actually what's left over once we cathart the false beliefs we have of life, including the ego. Enlightenment as a goal becomes a desire for the ego to have the ultimate definition of self. That's why it's so elusive. That path isn't chasing the goal but to cathart the false beliefs that imprison us mentally including all the definitions of self like patriotism and religion identification. I'm an ex-Christian...I'm just me now...loving and creative.
On another personal growth site I enjoy, the author made a great analogy about ego....it's the training wheels on the bike. To be able to ride the bike without training wheels is to know self. To not know self (e.g., thinking I'm an American Catholic, direct descendent of the Pilgrims with this family heritage, etc...) leaves us living a life of the fear of the unknown and the ego provides a false sense of knowing self, which artificially props us up, keeping us able to ride the bike with training wheels. With growing intelligence of life, of self, through learning what is false (culture, conditionings), the training wheels can be raised more and more and we grow to be able to handle more difficult life situations.
Anyone can remember the fear of riding the bike at first, when training wheels were needed, to the joy and freedom of being able to ride around without them. To grow intelligence is to grow away from fear and towards our innate joy of life.
And then to know self is to see that at our core, we are all loving and all creative and that ends the need for ego comparisons to define self. I can see that in me and in everyone. With that "eyesight" there's no more judgment and now only compassion as 99% of our "problems" are mental and self inflicted with the help of the egoists around us. I can't love another if I need him to be inferior to me for my own false sense of self and vice versa.
The true self exists, it's there, so my definition of ego is the false sense of self. In my ego lingo, growing intelligence leaves me more an individual and less clinging to ideas of self....I just let loose and be me and if others don't like it then that's their issue because chances are, my honesty is not supporting their false sense of self.
Thanks for letting me share and for providing your insights on this website!
Last edited by RonSouther; 10-19-2011 at 03:58 PM.
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