At long last I feel I have come to a great spiritual truth: The human ego stands as an impediment towards self-realization and must be obliterated, or at least diminished.
I have seen this as a running thread throughout many of the readings I have done -- from Buddha and Shankara to Meister Eckhart to arch-skeptic and atheist Dr. Albert Ellis, the idea is to get beyond this concept of I.
What freedom this could be! Imagine: To live your life without thinking about your self-consciousness. Whenever I have been happiest -- the few times I have experienced what psychologists call a state of "flow" -- has come when any concept of "me" is lost. We use this expression often, you know: "I just got lost doing..."
When you have lost your ego you need not get offended or mad. You become the situation. Objective. Impartial. Effective.
Does anyone know what I'm talking about, or does this make you just want to vomit or something?