Pride Is Ego Candy
- Ego will help you to recognize, remove, and replace your ego: a.k.a. self-esteem.
EGO PLEASURE OR PRIDE
- The real drives and motivations for adult humans are ego pleasure and ego pain–NOT physical pleasure and physical pain.
The five steps to creating ego pleasure and pain.
- I know.
- I do.
- I am.
- I feel what I am.
Main insane belief: I am what I know, do, or create.
Supporting insane beliefs: I can know. I can do. I can create. I can be something.
- Since I have a thought, I know that thought.
- Since I judge that thought, I am doing that thought.
- Since I create the result of that judging, I am that result.
- Since I am that result, I want to feel it by taking it to heart.
- I feel ego pleasure if the thought was good and ego pain if the thought was bad.
10 STEPS OF EGO INSANITY
- I give my identity to some thought.
- Since I have identified with some thought, I have trapped it. Since I now possess it, I claim to know it.
- I use my attention to take that thought to my comparative mind.
- Since I am comparing and judging that thought, I claim I am doing it.
- The thought is weighed in-between the duality known as knowledge. This conflict between what-is and what-should-be produces a result.
- Since I have a judgment, a result from comparing that thought, I claim I created that result.
- Since I created that result, I claim I am that result and so I identify with that result. The result is my comparison, judgment, the result of measuring the first thought.
- Since I am some judgment, I want to emotionally experience what I am.
- I use my attention to take the result to my feeling mind. The feeling mind produces sensations of my judgment.
- I feel good or bad depending on whether the comparison is good or bad. That is, I have ego pleasure (pride) when the judgment is good and ego pain (shame) when the judgment is bad.
Quotations from Various Sources
“Identification prevents and perverts the flow of thought-feeling.” —J. Krishnamurti, The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti, Volume IV, p. 8
“If you must be right, then you fail to learn and so lose.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice
“Is not virtue a negation of becoming?” —J. Krishnamurti, The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti, Vol. III, p. 204
“The soul is undiscovered though explored forever to a depth beyond report.” —Heraclitus
“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” —Norman Vincent Peale
“The way to do is be.” —Lao Tzu
“You can be right or you can be happy.” —Anonymous
Quotations from Scripture
“He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.” —Matthew 10:39
“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.” —Matthew 16:25
“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.” —Mark 8:35
“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.” —Luke 9:24
“If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.” —Luke 14:26
“Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.” —Luke 17:34
“He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.” —John 12:25