+ A cold turkey from the ego


The size of breasts only matters if you believe bigger is better. And this you believe if you follow the ego, which is a concept you have made up so you can blame something else for following your desire. If your desire, however, is perceived to be something you pretend to have, you do not need to invent an ego as an excuse for pursuing it, because what you pretend to have is not real. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Preface to A cold turkey from the ego
You may have noticed, that words like 
ego, mind, soul and god are not very much used in Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings. Why this is so, Alexius does not know, but it could be because these most use these concepts in an attempt to shield off that it is their own choice to appear as if they are somebody definitive in the world defined by time and space. Hence they are not useful in regards to having the belief that you are someone definitive undone.

The ego loves when you try to stop it because it is not real so you will not succeed in anything but making it appear to be real. Hence this article is not about stopping the ego or anything else but just a follow-up on the previous article.

A cold turkey from the ego

If you do not think, feel and do as 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 will make everything better tomorrow – but tomorrow never comes.

Does the above not work, it will try to scare you by stating all the terrible things that can 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.

You will end up weak and worthless, the ego might tell you if you do not follow its guidance. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

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

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

To pretend being in such a world can within the context of it be compared to be someone a game like Monopoly. Even though you act like you are there, you know it is not so, but something you pretend. Thus you search for a deeper meaning of the game, look for authenticity or avoid what is false. 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 that 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 belief of being there, because where you pretend to be, you are not. Knowing this will undo the belief that you are a someone definitive and without this belief, there is nothing to hide that there never was and never will be no more than which is one since it is formless and therefore endless.