Date: November 10, 2019Author: Nwo Report
Source: Joe Martino
- The Facts:Our mind and ego can cause a lot of suffering in our experience when we let it take over. At times, we then try to avoid the mind like the plague as if it is a tool for ‘bad’ and not to be used in our experience. We also try to demonize the ego.
- Reflect On:What is the role of the mind and ego in our experience? The ego is here to help us grow beyond it as a ‘devil’s advocate’ so to speak. It helps us find our true self. The mind is designed to help us process our experience around us.
What does it look like to live from your heart? What is the mind’s role in our experience? In my 10 years of studying and practicing living from the heart, I’ve discovered an emerging trend: Some of us in the spiritual community have made a demon out of the mind and ego. And it’s causing a lot of suffering.
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There is no doubt that the mind is the source of suffering — the incessant thoughts and worries, the endless ego stories, the mental tricks we often play — but this doesn’t mean the mind as a whole is the problem, nor does this mean we should avoid the mind.
It seems now that any form of thoughts, ideas, planning, logic, and so forth get put into the category of “not in the flow” or “being in the mind,” and this is simply a misunderstanding. I’ve seen people try to avoid their mind like the plague, to avoid thought, avoid processing, just because “the mind is evil” or other such misconceptions. So, let’s dive into how the mind works so we can better understand its true role.
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