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The Expressions of the Ego

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The Expressions of the Ego by Nityananda Atman / blog

Ego’s main function are:

Identifying, projecting, imagining,
desiring, attaching, longing, seeking,
needing and seeking attention, recognition, acceptance, approval,
being right, superior, better
resisting, reacting,
criticizing, comparing,
defending, offending,
exaggerating, distorting,
concealing, masking, avoiding,
being agitated, irritated, annoyed, bothred, angry
feeling insecure and threatened,
Dividing, feeling separated,
being unstable, moving between opposites.

The fundamental egoic expressions are:

  • Uneasiness, lack, insuficient, disatisfied
  • Lust, desire
  • Greed, avarice
  • Pride, superiority or inferiority
  • Insecurity, fear, anxiety, worries…
  • Anger, irritability, annoyance, resentment, rage…
  • Disapointement, sadness, grief, sorrow…
  • Liking – disliking
  • Attraction – aversion and repulsion
  • Jealousy

The ego almost constantly:

  • likes or dislikes something
  • is attracted to or averse to something
  • is annoyed or displeased, upset, bothered by something
  • wants or does not want something
  • needs or seeks something
  • feels offended or threatened by something
  • is anxious or stressed about something
  • is proud of some success or possession or..
  • fears something
  • is angry or irritated, annoyed by something

The main expressions of ego

The ego wants: sensory pleasures, money, comfort, possessions, power, authority, reputation and superiority.

The ego gets angry when someone or something prevents us acquire what we want or if someone or something cause us lose what we already have.

The ego almost is always afraid of, is anxious or worried about someone or something that may prevent us acquire what we want or cause us lose what we already have.

The ego feels important, special or superior when achieves something, when it possess more than others when it is stronger, smarter, richer etc.

All other psychological tendencies arise from these four egoic tendencies.

Let’s look at some of the most important expressions of ego

The ego is constantly moving between:
1. Like / dislike, pleasantness/unpleasantness
2. Attraction / repulsion or aversion
3. Charm / disappointment

The ego wants to feel:
1. Important
2. More special
3. Superior

in order to overcome the feelings of inferiority, insufficiency and experience pleasure.

The ego wants:
1. Acceptance
2. Recognition
3. Approval
 to feel safe and important

The ego fears:
1. Rejection
2. Criticism
3. Depreciation

The ego lives and feeds on through the identification:
1. With the body
2. With the false self-image

3. With the thoughts, feelings, objects, people and situations

The ego because the aforementioned identifications constantly:
1 compares itself  with others
2. Envies others
3. Judges or condemns others
to feel safe, superior, special

The ego always wants to experience:
1 More
2. Different
3. More intense
sensual pleasures

The ego wants acquire or achieve what it wants:
1. As soon as possible (Now if it is possible)
2. Easily
3. Without difficulty / effort / cost

The ego is always:
1. impatient
2. restless and agitated
3. anxious
until to get what he wants.

The ego always feels:
1. fear
2. threat
3. insecurity
about its self-image (if someone harms it), and of  losing what possess

The ego is always
1. frustrated
2. Disappointed
3. Sad
when do not get what it wants, or loses what it had.

The ego wants
1. Control
2. Dominate
3. Manipulate
others in order to feel superior, more important, secure, and to ensure what it wants.

The ego always wants
1. authority
2. power
3. reputation
to feel safe, superior and important and to ensure what it wants.

The ego always
1. Complains
2. Resists
3. Separates
It complains about various things: “because it has not acquired what wanted” “about what life owes to it” “for the bad  things  the others did to it.” It resists what happens here and now, because it doesn’t like it or because it is not what he wanted. The ego separates from others due to insecurity and fear.

The ego causes the feelings of
1. boredom
2. dissatisfaction
3. incompleteness
in order  to drive us seek a pleasant or pleasurable experience.

The ego:
1. Ignores
2. doubts
3. imagines or dreams

The ego
1. lies
2. pretends
3. Hides itself
because it fears the truth and face the consequences of its actions.

The ego
1. exaggerates
2. perverts
3. distorts
the events and creates its own illusory reality to feel safe, to satisfy its vanity, to protect its self-image and feel important.

The ego is
1. against something
2. angry at something
3. hating something
He sees everyone and everything as an obstacle to their plans or as rivals ..

The ego
1. Criticizes
2. Accuses
3. It is intolerant to others
to feel better, superior, important, safe and avoid its responsibilities.

The ego does not know what is:
1. modesty or humility
2. measure
3. Self-control

The ego is afraid of
1. death
2. poverty
3. losing its identity or its illusory self-image

The ego develops and is feed itself through:

1. Identification 2. Projection 3. and Imagination

These three psychological states occur mechanically without stopping because man is not alert and vigilant, he is not conscious of itself, and does not use the  discernment. He is in a state of waking dream, therefore he perceives the illusion as real and not perceive the Truth that is always present. He is not conscious of his true identity (Atman ,Consciousness) which is the origin of the human existence and also the light that allows each experience happen and be perceived.

The ego is identified and projected onto objects, people, thoughts and the mental images of the external objects. The ego imagines and believes that the objects, the persons and the mental forms have the properties that the ego itself projects on them, while in reality all these properties are illusory or imaginary creations of ego itself.

Whenever the ego identifies with a new form (object, person or thought) and projects on them its properties a new branch of ego is created. When the ego identifies with a situation or image that exists already in the subconscious mind strengthens this already form of ego.

All branches or expressions ego are interconnected and the one feeds the other. The ego due to its ability to modify and reproduce itself gradually becomes a complex and multidimensional psychological entity that occupies the mind, heart and our energy field causing untold pain and suffering individually, collectively and globally.

The ancient Greek sages symbolized the ego with the Hydra and Medusa who had snakes in his head instead of hair. These two mythical monsters show the complexity of the ego and how difficult it is for us to kill it.

But whoever has courage, strong determination, faith, self-confidence, and aspires heart fully to realize the truth and works with consistency, sincerity and coherence can be released from ego and achieve the union with the absolute beauty (Atman or Brahman), the One in all and live free and happy in peace and eternal bliss.

🌺 Peace, Love, Harmony