Written by Mathew Naismith
If anyone is tired of reading about the true controlling factors ego or their own ego is telling them what else would I want to know about the ego don’t read on however if you fear not you just might get something out of this post even if you think you know it all already.
True spirituality is about the totality of acceptance of all without exception & yes this also includes anything to do with the ego. Becoming spiritually aware, especially in the west, we have the understanding to become truly spiritual we must rid ourselves of the ego & related judgement, we are told this quite often from the people we have put upon pedestals but what are we expressing when we put these people above all others? We are of course expressing the ego which we are fighting desperately to rid ourselves of. This seems a funny way to rid ourselves of the ego, put someone up upon a pedestal above all else but isn’t this too being expressive of the ego? What would be the reaction from people who look upon connected people in this way if I said these people who say to rid yourself or even judge the ego wrong in anyway are not quite correct in their assumptions? I think I just lost a few more readers but why? It all comes down to the controlling ego telling us someone like me is wrong.
I’m going to tell you here that spirituality isn’t about ridding ourselves of the ego at all because as soon as we become totally accepting of all the controlling factors of the ego automatically plays no further role without effort. This of course means being accepting & non-fearful of expressing the ego in anyway, I think I just lost a few more readers but you must ask yourself why!! It’s funny, even when we think where not being controlled by the ego we are which I call the hidden ego. This would seem completely ridiculous to those who have read from the ones we have put upon pedestals, how can you rid yourself of the ego if you accept expressing the ego? This seems at first like a paradox but it isn’t for the main reason what is telling you to judge the ego wrong in some way? The ego of course because as soon as we judge something wrong we are in judgment. The trap is the ego wants you to judge it wrong & once it’s done this you are entrapped because you feel you have rid yourself of the ego when you haven’t, this is what I call the hidden ego.
Again this would seem quite unacceptable to anyone who has put another upon a pedestal who has told you something quite the opposite, you must again ask yourself why do I put one person above another when this is obviously expressing the ego when I do so but at the same time I’m supposed to be ridding myself of the ego? I ask why can’t I or anyone else be more correct than the ones we have put upon these pedestals? If they are expressing anything to be wrong in anyway why are we listening to them, why are you listening to people like me?
Spirituality is all about acceptance & through this acceptance we will find no judgement & if we have no judgement we are not obviously being controlled by the ego because the ego is all about judgement. When we look at people like myself we are in judgement & yes we do express the ego in various ways so therefore we are not truly spiritually minded. This statement is absolutely correct however people like myself don’t judge the ego being wrong in anyway even when we express at times the ego being wrong. This sounds like double dutch/confusing, this is where awareness comes into play.
I’m aware of my judgement but many people who try to rid themselves of the ego aren’t which comes back to the hidden ego again. I accept being in judgement even of judgement itself & of anything of the ego however I am aware I’m still in judgement unlike if I convinced myself I am no longer in judgement. This brings us back to spirituality being all about acceptance & through this acceptance we will find no judgement. The apparent paradox here is to accept judging being in judgment but also accept being non-accepting as well. As soon as we see wrong in anything we are immediately in judgement. All we really need to do is be accepting & not be fearful of expressing the ego in anyway & at the same time be aware of the controlling ego judging itself & eventually we will find ourselves in utter bliss. Once we reach this stage we know we have expressed & accepted all of what is.