Ending the War with Yourself - Discovering the Great Secret of Lasting Happiness
The ego generates the great illusion of you that is the source of fear, anxiety, depression, doubt and many other forms of suffering. This deeply ingrained feeling of 'you' generates a multitude of strategies to get what you want and keep what you have. It is the root cause the internal war with yourself or the epic battle with the super judge of the super-ego—the great tyranny of mind that causes patterns of suffering to repeat even after the most sublime realizations or moments of happiness.
It is only natural to think that getting rid of the ego is the gateway of freedom, but the idea of getting rid of ego is ego. Only the ego is concerned with ego—the pure bliss of your being is always unaffected by your ego or the movements of your mind, or your life circumstances. After all, the ego is essential for living in this world. The natural functioning of mind and ego is part of the joy of living—it is the gateway of eternal freedom.
This you that you 'think' you are is what generates the ongoing war with yourself, your circumstances, and the people who appear and disappear from your life. Ending this tyranny of mind created by the ego and the supreme illusion of the super ego begins with the willingness to stop and intimately examine the nature of both. What is the ego exactly? What is the Super Ego? How does this deeply ingrained identification generate sadness, fear, doubt, anxiety and stress?
It can feel like there is no end to the tricks and traps of your ego, super ego, and your mind. It can seem hopeless—like this internal war will never end, until you discover the great secret of lasting happiness.
What is this secret? And how can you abide in its eternal gift?