Ego 2.0

Earthly hierarchy-oriented consciousness gives individuals an unwritten ranking of success in various fields, including the workplace. If you’re near the top of the corporate ladder, the individual can award themselves a self-satisfied ego buzz. The hierarchy game nurtures survivalist conduct and the spiritual isolation of our ego’s. However, those in the process of attaining galactic consciousness find they have to change their approach to egoic conduct, since it involves realization of the infinite nature of everything, including the aspects of being that get rewarded with corporate ladder progress and suchlike. When ego is truly re-calibrated to the nature of the infinite and multi-dimensional awareness, ego inevitably becomes less anchored to notions of food-chain superiority and more attuned to the idea of being a valuable self-mapping tool.

“I’ve never been certain whether the moral of the Icarus story should only be, as is generally accepted, ‘don’t try to fly too high,’ or whether it might also be thought of as ‘forget the wax and feathers, and do a better job on the wings.”

– Stanley Kubrick

“Ego is a structure that is erected by a neurotic individual who is a member of a neurotic culture against the facts of the matter. And culture, which we put on like an overcoat, is the collectivized consensus about what sort of neurotic behaviours are acceptable.”

– Terence McKenna

Is this scene from Titanic an intentional metaphor for hubris?

Question to Consider

  • Is denial of the worth of ego, itself an egotistical act?

          

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