,T-4.VI.6,”Your mission is very simple. 3 You are asked to live so as to demonstrate that you are not an ego.”
What is the Ego? We have to be careful here because different literature uses the word “ego” differently. For the Course in Miracles, one simple definition can be found in T-3,IV.2 ” The ego is a wrong-minded attempt to perceive yourself as you wish to be, rather than as you are.”
Another way of putting this. It’s what you think you are, not what you really are. The Ego is talked about a lot in the Course in Miracles. In one breath, it says not to study the Ego because you will then make it real. However, it then goes on for 600+ pages mentioning what the ego is.
T-3.IV.3,”The ego is the questioning aspect” It is capable of asking questions but not of perceiving meaningful answers. T-3.V.2.When you make something to fill a perceived lack, you are tacitly implying that you believe in separation. 5 The ego has invented many ingenious thought systems for this purpose.
So from the course aspect of “Ego” it is defining what you “think” you are and a lot of the thought systems based on this is based in separation. However, I don’t believe the ego is the enemy to “win over” and concur. That, is ego-ic thinking. We have raise above the level of mind that creates problems. This is demonstrating that you are not an ego.
I liked how Eckhart Tolle, author of Power of Now and New Earth, put it when he said the problem is not the mind. (Mind different from Course in Miracles but rather “consciousness” or egoic mind). The mind does what it is meant to do…. “solve problems.” It can solve jig-saw puzzles and build atomic bombs. The problem is not the mind but rather, we appreciate the mind so much in our society that we give control over to the mind to make the decisions.
This is not demonstrating that you are not an ego.
We have ego-ic minds, but we are not ego’s. We are more. Can we even define ourselves? How could we? The course very simply says whatever you think of yourself or your brother, their value and worth far exceeds. Not even the best mind could imagine what you really are.
Ready to demonstrate you are not an ego today? Find out tonight.
Rev. Dr. Chris Farmer