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The Ego and Authenticity

That old nasty ego again, right? That’s what a good portion of the New Age world is thinking about right now. But seriously, is the ego really a problem to be overcome? Is the authentic person one who has overcome ego? Is there a conflict between authenticity and ego? Many would answer with a resounding “yes.” But I say “no.” There is no conflict between ego and authenticity. Ego is simply a liaison between the inner world and the outer world, without which we would either be absorbing too much outer world, or projecting too much inner world. It is the fulcrum on which we balance our lives. And it is absolutely essential. But it has certainly taken a bad rap over the past 20-30 years. In fact it has taken on Satanic-like features, as we discussed in a previous show. But really now. How do we coordinate the ego with the authentic self? That’s what we’ll be talking about this week. Don’t miss it.