The Ego-Body Illusion

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All things work together for good. There are no exceptions except in the
ego's judgment. The ego exerts maximal vigilance about what it permits
into awareness, and this is not the way a balanced mind holds together. The
ego is thrown further off balance because it keeps its primary motivation
from your awareness, and raises control rather than sanity to predominance.
The ego has every reason to do this, according to the thought system which
gave rise to it and which it serves. Sane judgment would inevitably judge
against the ego, and must be obliterated by the ego in the interest of its self-preservation.
A major source of the ego's off-balanced state is its lack of discrimination
between the body and the thoughts of God. Thoughts of God are
unacceptable to the ego, because they clearly point to the nonexistence of
the ego itself. The ego therefore either distorts them or refuses to accept
them. It cannot, however, make them cease to be. It therefore tries to
conceal not only "unacceptable" body impulses, but also the thoughts of
God, because both are threatening to it. Being concerned primarily with its
own preservation in the face of threat, the ego perceives them as the same.
By perceiving them as the same, the ego attempts to save itself from being
swept away, as it would surely be in the presence of knowledge.
Any thought system that confuses God and the body must be insane. Yet
this confusion is essential to the ego, which judges only in terms of threat or
non-threat to itself. In one sense the ego's fear of God is at least logical,
since the idea of Him does dispel the ego. But fear of the body, with which
the ego identifies so closely, makes no sense at all.
The body is the ego's home by its own election. It is the only identification
with which the ego feels safe, since the body's vulnerability is its own best
argument that you cannot be of God. This is the belief that the ego sponsors
eagerly. Yet the ego hates the body, because it cannot accept it as good
enough to be its home. Here is where the mind becomes actually dazed.
Being told by the ego that it is really part of the body and that the body is its
protector, the mind is also told that the body cannot protect it. Therefore, the
mind asks, "Where can I go for protection? " to which the ego replies, "Turn
to me." The mind, and not without cause, reminds the ego that it has itself
insisted that it is identified with the body, so there is no point in turning to it
for protection. The ego has no real answer to this because there is none, but
it does have a typical solution. It obliterates the question from the mind's
awareness. Once out of awareness the question can and does produce
uneasiness, but it cannot be answered because it cannot be asked.
This is the question that must be asked: "Where can I go for protection?"
"Seek and ye shall find" does not mean that you should seek blindly and
desperately for something you would not recognize. Meaningful seeking is
consciously undertaken, consciously organized and consciously directed.
The goal must be formulated clearly and kept in mind. Learning and
wanting to learn are inseparable. You learn best when you believe what you
are trying to learn is of value to you. However, not everything you may
want to learn has lasting value. Indeed, many of the things you want to learn
may be chosen because their value will not last.
The ego thinks it is an advantage not to commit itself to anything that is
eternal, because the eternal must come from God. Eternalness is the one
function the ego has tried to develop, but has systematically failed to
achieve. The ego compromises with the issue of the eternal, just as it does
with all issues touching on the real question in any way. By becoming
involved with tangential issues, it hopes to hide the real question and keep it
out of mind. The ego's characteristic busyness with non-essentials is for
Precisely that purpose. Preoccupations with problems set up to be incapable
of solution are favorite ego devices for impeding learning progress. In all
these diversionary tactics, however, the one question that is never asked by
those who pursue them is, "What for?" This is the question that you must
learn to ask in connection with everything. What is the purpose? Whatever
it is, it will direct your efforts automatically. When you make a decision of
purpose, then, you have made a decision about your future effort; a decision
that will remain in effect unless you change your mind.

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