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Old 11-21-2014, 09:37 PM   #1
lifestylemanoz
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Eek! Can I let go of my Ego?

I am at that stage where i am beginning to examine my ego as a means for progress. I have written more ramblings on the subject at my blog. It is kind of a therapy for me to write and read all comments good or bad. So in the spirit of sharing and exchange of ideas, please leave some of your own thoughts.
http://aikidohombu.com/can-get-past-ego/

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Old 11-23-2014, 01:39 AM   #2
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Re: Can I let go of my Ego?

My ego was crushed the moment I was introduced to this IP stuff.

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Old 11-23-2014, 05:05 AM   #3
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Re: Can I let go of my Ego?

aikidō hombu?
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Old 11-23-2014, 06:17 AM   #4
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Re: Can I let go of my Ego?

hello

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Old 11-23-2014, 10:04 AM   #5
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Re: Can I let go of my Ego?

I wondered ...
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aikidō hombu?
... of what line/organization/ryū?
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Old 11-23-2014, 06:01 PM   #6
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Re: Can I let go of my Ego?

Hi Carsten,

The site is just a collection of videos I like and ramblings from me. I guess a kind of therapy. The site has no relation to the Aikido Hombu just thought it was a cool name for the site. I am a web designer who builds a lot of sites, so my interest in Aikido and the web is the inspiration for this.

Aikido: Yoseikan/Aikibudo/Aikikai

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Old 11-24-2014, 03:47 AM   #7
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Re: Can I let go of my Ego?

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... just thought it was a cool name for the site. ...
Well, I thought so. Maybe using a less pretentious name could be one step towards letting go of your ego?
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Old 11-24-2014, 06:47 PM   #8
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Re: Can I let go of my Ego?

Perhaps the question isn't can you let go but are you willing to and what do you really think you are holding on to?
Perhaps the learned ego identity is the the end result of identifying with others, meanings its their limits you are letting go of.
Perhaps from a Buddhist perspective we see the ego is a myth or illusion, a mental contruct with no real substance of its own.
While useful if molded correctly, don't take it (yourself) too seriously or too personally.
Your training will improve dramatically.

Lynn Seiser PhD
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We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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Old 12-09-2014, 01:23 PM   #9
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Re: Can I let go of my Ego?

Here's an interesting and illuminating take on the ego and its role.

Bashar- Ego Negotiation101 p1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvF3pOlx3Qg

Bashar- Ego Negotiation101 p2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JwgJaLVaL8

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