….The ego is the worst confidence trickster we could ever figure.
“I am you”.
The problem is that the ego hides in the last place that you’d ever look within itself.
It disguises its thoughts as your thoughts, its feelings as your feelings.
“You think it’s you”.
Peoples’ need to protect their own egos knows no bounds.
They will lie, cheat, steal, kill, do whatever it takes to maintain what we call ego boundaries.
People have no clue that they’re imprisoned.
They don’t know that there is an ego, they don’t know the distinction.
At first, it’s difficult for the mind to accept that there’s something beyond itself, that there’s something of greater value and greater capacity for discerning truth than itself.
In religion, the ego manifests as the devil. And of course no one realizes how smart the ego is, because it created the devil so you could blame someone else.
In creating this imaginary external enemy, it usually made a real enemy for ourselves, and that becomes a real danger to the ego, but that’s also the ego’s creation.
There is no such thing as an external enemy no matter what the voice in your head is telling you.
All perception of an enemy is a projection of the ego as the enemy.
In that sense, you could say that 100 percent of our external enemies are of our creation.
“Your greatest enemy is your own inner perception, is your own ignorance, is your own ego”.”
—-“Revolver” directed by Guy Ritchie