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by jtightlips21
Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:58 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why does conformity make people seem so fake?
Replies: 14
Views: 1038

Why does conformity make people seem so fake?

I dont know if its just me, but conformity is a major turnoff for me. This includes things like groupthink, following popular trends, uniformity, lack of diversity, or giving duty higher priority than happiness. Yet people who are not concerned about conformity interest me more. I cannot help but th...
by jtightlips21
Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Conscious relationships and socialization
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Conscious relationships and socialization

Basically how to remain conscious when relating to others? To be honest, I have a hard time relating to people who show any traits of the collective ego, such as excessive conformity, groupthink, or expressive disapproval(Such as constant criticism and lecturing, or treating others like outsiders). ...
by jtightlips21
Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: What is Conscious Maturity?
Replies: 2
Views: 387

What is Conscious Maturity?

Frankly what is considered maturity shares more traits of the collective ego, while the individual ego is seen as immature. So basically what I often see purported as maturity is a kind of pseudo-selflessness. Basically I have noticed this means 1) Minding to everyone elses business except your own,...
by jtightlips21
Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:02 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why do I hate Fire and brimstone preaching so much?
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Why do I hate Fire and brimstone preaching so much?

I really just cannot stand people preaching hellfire, divine vengeance, or making judgments on people different from their way. Like someone preaching that gays(in their terms sodomites), those of different religions, or some other matter saying they are going to hell. I have noticed this with Funda...
by jtightlips21
Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:27 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: How can I be free of ego in social challenges
Replies: 3
Views: 525

How can I be free of ego in social challenges

I find that when it comes to friendships, family, or other types of relationships, it can be tempting for me to revert to egoism when there is a challenge especially with those I am close with. This can cover situations where someone close goes through a personality change that makes them be disappr...
by jtightlips21
Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Is ignorance truly bliss
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Is ignorance truly bliss

Is this just the ego speaking? Since it seems like the more intellectual knowledge we have, the less bliss we have. Like the child who learns that the magical movies are only high tech sets. We like to keep secrets from people, out of fear that if they know us, they will disapprove. In the ego, we t...
by jtightlips21
Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:53 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: What is the different between true freedom and ego freedom
Replies: 1
Views: 256

What is the different between true freedom and ego freedom

I know that like others, I hate having my freedom challenged. Whether its the freedom from coercion, or the freedom to do as I please without fear of punishment, such as arrest(As long as I am not doing any violence to others), a fine(as long as I am not committing acts of vandalism), employment ter...
by jtightlips21
Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:44 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: The threatening nature of the Collective Ego
Replies: 18
Views: 2052

Re: The threatening nature of the Collective Ego

I have also been noticing how the collective ego feels threatened just by someone out there who does not share the established collective opinion. Take many religious extremists who show constant aggression towards others, yet claim persecution when someone defends themselves, or refuses to give int...
by jtightlips21
Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:16 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: The threatening nature of the Collective Ego
Replies: 18
Views: 2052

Re: The threatening nature of the Collective Ego

True liberty is a bottom up approach, where the individual is empowered to transform and awaken. The threat that the individual feels, is the limiting and smothering nature of the collective, restricting the individual from living a life of their choosing. I have wondered if part of the problem is ...
by jtightlips21
Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: The threatening nature of the Collective Ego
Replies: 18
Views: 2052

Re: The threatening nature of the Collective Ego

What I wonder is why it seems so threatening when it is less conscious than the individual ego. I find that I really hate that the collective ego has certain advantages The collective ego is more unconscious due to the momentum and volume of people that have the same beliefs. That is why it seems t...
by jtightlips21
Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:08 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: The threatening nature of the Collective Ego
Replies: 18
Views: 2052

The threatening nature of the Collective Ego

I read in "A New Earth" about the Collective Ego, and I could not agree more. What I wonder is why it seems so threatening when it is less conscious than the individual ego. I find that I really hate that the collective ego has certain advantages, like the strength in numbers to coerce others(throug...
by jtightlips21
Fri May 29, 2015 5:31 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why do we have certain negative emotions at certain times
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Why do we have certain negative emotions at certain times

I find that this has been disturbing me for a while, but why we feel anger about one thing, feel depression or sadness about another, and/or feeling anxious or frightened about something else. Either way, all negative emotions are a result of some negativity in your life. Yet, each emotion seems to ...
by jtightlips21
Fri May 29, 2015 4:46 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Does morality have to be harsh and judgmental
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: Does morality have to be harsh and judgmental

Yet I cannot help wonder if the harsh and judgmental morals are just mind dominated egoic values. Agreed. Agreed. These harsh and judgmental morals are futile attempts to force the universe to conform to narrow standards of perceived value. These all arise out fear. The fear of living exposed in a ...
by jtightlips21
Thu May 28, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Does morality have to be harsh and judgmental
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Does morality have to be harsh and judgmental

It seems like at the core, we think of morality as acting in benevolence or love towards others. Yet, in practice, it seems like people can do some horrible and degrading things in the name of morality. Usually towards those who do not fit into certain moral standards. Yet I cannot help wonder if th...
by jtightlips21
Tue May 12, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Addiction to anger and hatred of fear and anxiety
Replies: 0
Views: 331

Addiction to anger and hatred of fear and anxiety

I am not sure how much is based on egoic notions, but I find the attraction to anger is the sense of power to fight against things that displease you. While anxiety and depression I have been under the impression show weakness, and therefore surrender to how things appear. With anxiety, it seems lik...