A cold turkey from the ego

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The size of breast only matters, if you believe bigger is better. In other word, if you believe the promise of the ego, which always seems to tempt you with more and bigger. The ego though is just something you have made up, as an excuse for always following your desire to be and have more. But if going for big breast is perceived as something you pretend to do, you do not have to invent an ego as an excuse for doing this, because what you pretend to do is not you. Hence pretending undoes the need for an ego. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Preface to A cold turkey from the ego
You may have noticed, that words like 
ego, mind, soul and god are barely used in Alexius´ Enlightened Non Teachings. Those concepts seem mostly to be used in an attempt to shield off that it is your choice to appear as a person in the world defined by time a space, so they are not useful in having the belief that you are someone definitive undone.

The ego needs all the attention it can get to make it seem real, because it knows it is an illusion. Hence it is pleased with any reference it can get – even ideas of stopping it will do – as that will prolong its life. Nevertheless, as it was mentioned in the previous article, we will extend on this concept below. You can also read about the ego here.

A cold turkey from the ego

If you do not think, feel and do as you are told by the ego, it will first try to convince you to follow its guidance by referring to all the good things, you have accomplished together, and as a friend remind you of how many more great things, you can accomplish in the future together.

First the ego define something as a problem and then it offers a solution to it, that is gonna make everything better tomorrow – but tomorrow never comes.

Does the above not work, it will try to scare you by telling, what will happen if you do not stick to the beaten track. This is meant to upset you, so that the body tightens up and the ego can say: See what I told you – better listen to me.

Should the latter not work the ego will lastly threaten to leave you, implying that this will result in your death. But this is just another lie, because the only one that will cause to die is the ego.

Enough of the ego. It does not exist. Neither do you, as reality is that which is one and to exist as someone requires more tha one. But if you believe you exist and what you appear to be is caused by the ego, it may be a cold turkey to quit this belief and instead pretend to be a person appearing in a world defined by time and space.

To be in such a world can be compared to be in a game like Monopoly. You are not there. It is just something you pretend. Hence it is meaningless to search for what you are or a deeper meaning. It is also meaningless to look for authenticity or to get rid of anything – whether it is called ego or something else. Pretending to be the blue car in Monopoly is neither more or less genuine than pretending to be the red car. They are both as illusionary as the rest of the game.

All what you can do while, you appear to be in a world, that is not there is to pretend to be there. Fortunately that is also enough to set you free from the believe of being there, because pretending to be a person shows the obvious, namely that you are not what and where you pretend to be. In other words, even though you appear in world defined by time and space, you are not of it. Knowing that will undo the belief that you are a someone definitive and without this belief there is nothing to hide that which is you.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #1.5 Pretending to be a person.