EGO is a case of mistaken identity

EGO is a case of mistaken identity

​It is amazing to me how easy it is to have a lot of thinking about myself. Whether it’s evaluating how I’m doing throughout the day, feeling insecure because of a mistake I made or being upset because things aren’t going my way.

Many times I don’t even realize that my upset is coming from my thinking about me. I get duped into thinking I’m upset because life isn’t going how it should, not realizing that it’s my expectation of how I believe life is supposed to go that is creating the upset.

All this me thinking is really just illusory thought (AKA ego). It’s not me. I am not my thinking. Thinking is just something I do, like all human being. When I innocently get lost in identifying as my thought content, my feeling content or my behavior content, I lose the knowledge of who I truly am.

I am something deeper. Something beneath all the content that flows through my brain.

I am something deeper. Something more than the uncomfortable feelings that visit me.

I am something deeper. Something more than the behaviors I do, as self-destructive as they may be.

Who am I? At the core, we are each a soul, a piece of pure G-dliness.

We are love and goodness, resilience and kindness.

We are all emotionally and mentally healthy right now, but for our mistaken belief that we are our illusory thinking, passing feelings or unhelpful behaviors.

Ego is the case of mistaken identity. We are something deeper.

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