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6 Powerful Ways to Balance the Ego with the Soul

Gary ‘Z’ McGee, Staff Writer
Waking Times

In a world full of giant egos wanting more more more, it is refreshing to find people with individuated egos who want more powerful experiences and less stuff. An individuated ego is a balanced ego: it is an ego in balance with other egos, in balance with the environment, and most importantly in balance with Soul.

6 Traits Of People Who Live Peaceful Lives (They Might Surprise You)

1. Let Go Of The Ego And Just Be Yourself

“Take time to be an impartial observer of life particularly when an ending is causing despair.” Lao Tzu

We don’t need to be anything or anyone. We need to impress no one. As a society we have become concerned with having the latest fashions, how we look and impressing others. What for? Who cares? We are trying to fulfil other people’s expectations of us. That doesn’t really make any sense. It just drives us to distraction, always trying to prove ourselves to others.

Ego, Illusion and The Eternal Truth Within You

Linda George, Contributor
Waking Times 

The undisciplined have no wisdom,
No one-pointed concentration;
With no concentration, no peace;
With no peace, where can joy be?

When the mind constantly runs
After the wandering senses,
It drives away wisdom, like the wind
Blowing a ship off course
~The Bhagavad-Gita

The mind, contemporary spiritual literature tells us, is the true creative power of the universe. It is through the mind, that everything comes into being. We have this power, this creative energy within us.

True Beauty Isn’t Found Through Makeup

If one day every woman woke up and was happy with her self, the cosmetic industry would go out of business.
Not just women, but men too. Why do we obsess over our looks so much to the extent that we put on a mask every day to project out to the world? Sometimes we put on a physical mask; sometimes we don our psychological mask. This is our ego, our self-image. Some people identify more as their body, usually just the thin outer layer called the skin.

The Essential Eckhart Tolle: “The Mind Can’t Know The Mind”

Of the many blessings that have come my way since discovering the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, and later participating in Michael Jeffreys’ Santa Monica group devoted to his work, perhaps none is more significant than the experiential recognition of the limitations of my “formative mind” – or what Eckhart calls the “ego.”
Michael refers to this as the “boss hammer,” because when it is recognized it actually allows one to drop all conceptual belief systems.  As they begin to fall away, as Eckhart says, “You can notice a dimension within yourself that is far deeper than the movement of

Waking Up From Your Personal History

Everybody has their own personal history. Our parents began to weave our personal history; first they told us who we were, they relayed the rules of living in a community, together with other people within a specific society. 

Then the little Ego was born in us, and we started to listen to the voice of the Ego that began to tell us our personal history.

How to Wake Up from the Biggest Illusion in the World?

We live here on Earth, together with billions of fellow human beings. That we live is an irrefutable empirical fact. Similarly, the fact that other people live on Earth, too, is also an empirical fact. We do not merely live, however, but we are also personalities.

We are personalities who are similar to each other in various respects, and largely different from each other in other respects. That we are personalities, different from each other is also an empirical fact for us. Out of these two experiences, however, only one is true, the other is deception.

Are You Living Behind The Eight Ball?

It’s remarkable to me how people can live in such a determined response mode to react to whatever is set in front of them. Action-reaction is as basic a principle as there is, yet humanity lives behind the eight ball as if it knows what’s going on by observing what happened after the fact.