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PROJECT E.G.O.- 3 Phase Plan to Win the Conflict Within

The Ego is a Snake, often coiled, but always ready to attack

Make no mistake, we are at war friends.

Our enemy is deceitful, conniving, and…. surprisingly logical.

Our adversary will strive to convince us that it is not a foe, but a friend.

Our opponent will remind us of all the great things we are, and attribute it to our successes. Then subsequently  remind us of all we are not, and attribute it to the failures of others.

Our rival goes by the name of “Ego”, and it has been called the source of ALL conflict! Welcome to Project: E.G.O., the 3-step battle plan for shared victory in our individual battles.

Project Debriefing – Easy Come; Ease Ego:

(1)     Empty: breaking “you” down
(2)     Gain: building “us” up
(3)     Observe: the “bitter” parts and better “whole”

Empty: Breaking “You” Down!

Breaking down the Past:

Mission Objective: Know Thyself… then break it down!

Phase One is intended to “empty” ourselves from our need to individuate and differentiate. We will evaluate ourselves as individuals just long enough to remove the need for future evaluation of ourselves as individuals – this will be replaced by something far greater in Phase Two.

Tactical Plan: Execute the Plan, and Execute the “You”!

Success Criteria: Letting go of the “You” in Yourself

Some emphasize the importance of “seeing yourself as dirt” in order to successfully complete this mission — however, even THAT is relative.

What is important is you that you become acutely aware of times of egotism, and recognize that, with enough time, all that you are, all that you have, and even “your name” will be lost in history….

Gain: Building “Us” Up!

Planning for the Future:

Mission Objective: Finding a “Whole” New World

Phase Two is centered on filling the void left behind by having removed your ego.  The stage was set in the first mission for you to begin building “us” back up by focusing on “the whole”!

Tactical Plan: It’s not about where you were, it’s about where you’re going

WARNING: SURPRISE ATTACK – The Ego has an incredibly deceptive way of utilizing one’s spiritual progress against them!  In this phase, be weary of spiritual pride! The Ego would happily “admit defeat” with the hope that you take pride in having been a victor — a tactic we address head on in our third mission.

Success Criteria: Complete Awareness and Whole Focus

Upon completion of this mission, there is no “you”, there is only the “whole”.  What is good for you alone is BAD for the whole – what is good for the whole, however, will always be good for you in the end. This awareness may slip your mind from time to time, but utilize those slips as a reinforcement to “remember” in the future.

Observe: The Bitter Parts & the Better Whole

Managing the Present:

Mission Objective: Know the Enemy and Win in the Moment

Phase Three is the most trying of the missions, and is sure to test your patience and resilience. In this mission, you must observe in the present – KNOW THE ENEMY.  See the adversary in others, see the adversary in you – allow both to present opportunities for yourself in the present moment.

Tactical Plan: Never Stop the Fight

Success Criteria: Selfless Love

The success criteria of the two other phases, overcoming yourself AND appreciating the “whole”, cascades into A SINGLE INFALLIBLE TRUTH.

“Selfless Love” is the weapon which defeats The Ego.  It is also a spiritual point of singularity where one is actually putting their happiness into the happiness of others, the success of the whole!

By being worthless as an individual, one can become more FEARLESS.  By living for the success of the whole, one will have an unwavering confidence in their path.

WARNING: COUNTER-STRIKE – The Warriors which make it to this phase recognize the immense power of “selfless love” – a single point of truth shining in the darkest of valleys which can always be marched toward. And yes my friends, that “fearlessness” and “confidence” will leave a sliver of hope for our adversary…. Phase 3 does not complete – Phase 3 does not have a conclusion, and cannot be completed. Phase 3 is the keen awareness that The Ego can, and will, always strive to mount a comeback. 

The war on the ego is won through recognition that it is a never-ending battle.  The internal conflict is infinite – and the only two sides are You against You.

Choose your side wisely.

I wish “us” continued success as you wage your war in the great battle within, Soldier.

Inspired through a conversation with Aviral @, check-out his insights when you have a chance!!

Clear the Ego and see the World

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