How to drop your ego and assert your essence identity (real I) Eckhart Tolle
The ego is humans greatest enemy but is has to be understood and 'not' treated as a enemy but neither as a friend. Eckhart Tolle explains 'why'..
The ego, human kinds greatest enemy:
There is an enemy which is flexible and seeks in various ways to defeat us or to get what he/she wants.
There is an enemy who lets us think that we are lesser than others.
There is an enemy who lets us think that we better than others.
There is an enemy who lets us think that we are physically more attractive than others.
There is an enemy who lets us think that we are cleverer than others.
There is an enemy who let us believe that we shouldn't reach for better things in life as the better things are bad things.
There is a clever enemy who let us think that he/she doesn't exist as an enemy to us but that he/she is a friend instead and that we should trust him/her when making our decisions.
There is an enemy which will makes us believe, for most of our days on earth, that he/she is our friend and part of us and which we will defend with our own blood and life if we have to.
This enemy is like a natural good friend to us that we have known for years and that we trust --but who is poisoning us in a slow but safe for him/her manner so that we are not aware of a slow death.
This enemy allows us to sleep and to relax while we walk around and accomplish daily tasks as it does everything for us.
This enemy is the worst of all as we cannot defeat him/her with war or love.
This enemy can't be attacked with force or love and as he/she can't be removed with force or love.
This enemy can't be reasoned with.
It is an enemy that is darker and greater as the worst imaginable nightmare...
An enemy, that is responsible for all religious wars, wars, crime and pain in the world.
It is an enemy who has caused the greatest imaginable suffering.
This enemy was the cause of death, for millions of people in the past and present.
And this enemy has caused the death of martyrs...
It is indeed human kinds worst enemy...The ego.
In compare to the suffering it cause (d) as it seems so easy to discover this enemy as it takes only patience and observance (shining some light on it) to discover its true nature and activity...
And yet-it takes the hardest work in the world to defeat it---which is thinking...
There is no greater enemy than the one within....
But, we shall not treat it as an enemy as his would given it power....But neither as a friend...