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Unmasking the Ego: Understanding the Fictional Self and the Power of Observation. (2 min 40)


    1. The ego is purely fictitious.

    The ego is like a made-up character in a book or movie. It's not a real person; it's just a creation of our minds. It's like pretending to be a superhero or a wizard when playing a game. The ego is a bit like that, something we imagine but isn't there in the way we think it is.

    2. The ego is a symbol of yourself.

    Think of the ego as a mask or costume that we wear in different situations. When we're with friends, we act differently than when we're with our family or at school. Each of these roles we play is the ego, a symbol of ourselves, but not our true Self. We wear different hats depending on where we are and who we're with.

    3. The ego is an image of yourself.

    The ego is a picture or reflection of who we think we are. We have an idea of ourselves based on our thoughts, feelings, and how we want others to see us. This mental image we create is the ego. It's the same as looking at ourselves in a mirror and thinking that's who we are, but it's just a reflection, not the real us.

    4. Watching what happens.

    When we realize that this ego, this made-up character or mask, can't do anything on its own, something interesting happens. It's like a pause or silence in our minds. We start observing what's happening around us and inside us. When you're watching a movie, and you forget about the actors and focus on the story itself. In this silence, there's no need to act or pretend; we simply observe.

    5. Watching itself.

    In this state of observation, we realize that there isn't someone else watching. It's not like there's a separate "watcher" apart from what's being watched. Instead, the act of watching is happening by itself, without anyone controlling it. It's like a movie camera recording a scene without a cameraperson. There's no separation between the observer and the observed; it's all one continuous experience.
    So, to sum it up, the ego is a fictional character, a mask, or a mental image we create, and when we see that it can't do much on its own, we enter a state of silent observation where there's no separate "watcher." It's all a part of our inner experience.
    I am sorry.
    Please forgive me.
    Thank you.
    I love you.
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