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3 Errors & 4 Solutions

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Ego Is Experienced as Expecting

  • Ego will help you to recognize, remove, and replace your ego: a.k.a. self-esteem.

“To be poured into without becoming full, and to pour out without becoming empty, without knowing how this is brought about–this is the case of ‘Containing the Light’.” —Chung Tzu


Ego Expecting or Expectating

  • The function or process of ego is best analyzed or understood as expecting.
  • Expecting or Expectating is the mental action of expecting something in the distant or near future.
  • Ego expects to know better, to do better, and to be better than either oneself or other people.
  • When ego is present, it is expecting to wind up knowing, doing, and being better than what anyone else does or says.

Note: There are times when you cannot imagine doing someone’s skill or task, because you don’t have it or never will have it. Ego gets around this by knowing, doing, and being better as that person while imagining them doing their skill or task in your superior way.


3 Errors of Attention or Focus

  1. Let anything that comes into your vessel take your focus.
  2. Try to change or control anything bad that enters into being something better or good.
  3. After failing to change or control some thought (or focus), then suppress both it and the failure to change it.

4 Solutions for Attention

  1. Maintain a focus only on virtue while still allowing whatever comes into the vessel to come.
  2. Have faith, hope, and charity in the Light to process whatever comes into the vessel.
  3. Maintain your choice and right to focus on virtue and the Light at all times despite events or temptations.
  4. Refocus to what you want to focus on, not fight what you do not want to focus on.

Three Examples

1. Need to know or understand something.

  • Failure: You turn your focus on needing to know something to self-talk, to thinking; therefore, you fail to know or understand because thinking cannot know.
  • Success: You turn your focus on needing to know something to Energy. You, as your vessel, receive the knowing that you desire.

2. Need to do or complete something.

  • Failure: You turn your focus on needing to do something to self-talk, to thinking; therefore, you fail to do because thinking cannot do.
  • Success: You turn your focus on doing something to Energy. You, as your vessel, receive the doing that you desire.

3. Need to be or to be aware of self.

  • Failure: You turn your focus on needing to be to self-talk, to thinking; therefore, you fail to be because thinking can only give you something to pretend to be such as a concept or an image.
  • Success: You turn your focus on needing to be to Energy. You, as your vessel, receive the awareness that you are an alive being: a living container, host, vessel.

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