The Ego

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The ego’s most fundamental principle is survival. Its primary job is to protect you, not necessarily to make you happy. While the unconscious mind fulfills this task primarily through physiological phenomena, the subconscious mind (primarily the ego) ensures emotional, mental, and psychological survival!

The defense mechanisms of the Ego are extremely clever and powerful in order to protect you psychologically, based on the survival mechanism. However the ego is not intelligent enough to tell the difference between the true you and the apparent you. It confuses your thoughts, emotions, and actions as YOU and continues to protect them as you, your identity, and your self. It is extremely important to understand and be aware of the fact that YOU are not your thoughts, emotions, or actions, but rather the formless soul behind those. Your mind (TFA) and body are manifestations of YOU, not the actual YOU!

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