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January 17 2012

Letting Go of Ego

Category:  Ask Deepak

Question:

I've been learning about how letting go of my ego will ultimately have a better outcome on my life and the things that happen to me, but if I am letting go of my ego with the intention of experiencing better things, isn't that my ego?


Response:

It is the ego if there is an expectation attached to the desire to feel better and then is frustrated if it doesn’t happen as planned. But don’t make this a complicated issue. Letting go of the illusion of control is just learning to trust in the wisdom of life.

Love,

Deepak

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  • ""..don’t make this a complicated issue. Letting go of the illusion of control is just learning to trust in the wisdom of life.""Deepak Chopra ♥

    Carolyn Wind // 2012-01-17 17:06:05 // //
  • There is no such thing as letting go of your ego, not until death anyway.

    Shannon Bananon // 2012-01-17 16:40:22 // //

 

 

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    guset // 2012-03-17 05:45:46 // //
  • Love that answer <3

    Liza Holmgren // 2012-01-18 12:51:57 // //
  • I agree with you Shannon. The Ego is more or less the autonome nerve system in our body entangled in four main forces: gravity, electro-magnetic energy, strong force and weak force. Until we are able to completely die to them it will not let go... Question is: are women allowed to have ego? Or are they simply here to produce offspring and educate them in their natural egoless way?

    heartphone // 2012-01-18 12:37:11 // //
  • Dr.Deepak Chopra, I loved your answer. Very clear and enlightened.

    Cecilia // 2012-01-18 07:24:56 // //
  • Sometimes. It depends on your intention and heart. Think about the others and you. If you find a balance, that is probably a good starting point. The fact you are aware of too much ego, and you are searching is also a good starting point.

    Julia Mallett // 2012-01-18 01:05:54 // //
  • Letting go of ego creats way for something better like compassion and happiness, replacement of negativity associated with ego i.e. hurt, frustation with positive like appreciation towards others.

    Dimroshini // 2012-01-17 23:47:40 // //
  • Work on purifying your ego. You will always have an ego just as a shadow. Let it be as your shadow and don`t cast a light over it.

    ArRadiyya // 2012-01-17 22:06:01 // //
  • One thing about finding your spiritual footing is that once you begin that journey, you begin to recognize how the ego only a part of your makeup. It becomes easier to recognize from a deeper level how your ego stands in the way of enlightenment. You may notice that as you gain insight into life`s mysteries, the ego will step into the picture and declare itself a master of knowledge. This is when you truely need to check the ego, because the ego has absolutely no esteem in the world of spirituality.

    Mark // 2012-01-17 19:59:38 // //
  • its so hard sometimes

    Al Castro // 2012-01-17 18:43:08 // //
  • ego is not always a bad thing.... however if you allow it to rule it can definitely mis-guide you... do because you feel, not because of the way you`ll feel

    LIL // 2012-01-17 18:12:44 // //
  • Letting go of ego brings us to a place of love and peace....a place where ego can`t live. Yes? ;)

    Patty Gates // 2012-01-17 18:02:30 // //
  • Trust is the key

    Louvenia Street-Buie // 2012-01-17 18:00:58 // //
  • love it and well said

    Louvenia Street-Buie // 2012-01-17 18:00:09 // //
  • There is no ego when i think from the domain of pure love. No analysis and endless overanalysis can really explain this. And when i say love I mean that spiritual, sufiistic, love that flows for no reason! love to all God Bless!

    Alka Rhode // 2012-01-17 17:50:25 // //
  • If ego seeks to mediate between our instinctual drive and reality, and that is what the definition of ego states, letting our ego go completely would allow our instincts to rule our personality. Ego might be the best friend of civilization.

    Ana Martinez // 2012-01-17 17:21:56 // //
  • People who are too concerned with how well they are doing will be less successful and feel less competent than those who focus on the task itself...Some psychologists call it a conflict between ego-orientation, or between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation...but in all cases, what counts is whether attention is turned away from the task at hand and focused on the self and its future rewards, or whether it is instead trained on the task itself. The latter attitude seems the more fruitful.

    Arfan10 // 2012-01-17 17:08:23 // //
  • ""..don’t make this a complicated issue. Letting go of the illusion of control is just learning to trust in the wisdom of life.""Deepak Chopra ♥

    Carolyn Wind // 2012-01-17 17:06:05 // //
  • Is your soul. It`s not egoistic so it`s good.

    Adam Stefan Hadrys // 2012-01-17 17:04:51 // //
  • ""It is the ego if there is an expectation attached to the desire to feel better and then is frustrated if it doesn’t happen as planned. But don’t make this a complicated issue. Letting go of the illusion of control is just learning to trust in the wisdom of life. Love, Deepak" ♥

    Carolyn Wind // 2012-01-17 17:04:50 // //
  • http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ego

    EarthStar Reiki // 2012-01-17 17:02:58 // //
  • Not necessarily ego, depends on the intention

    Kirk Andrew // 2012-01-17 17:02:31 // //
  • A discussion of ego would start with a definition. I think the general usage of the term, and the usage in this question is not even close how Freud defined it. I am not saying he is right, but at least he defined it. What is the definition of ego?

    Ana Martinez // 2012-01-17 17:01:10 // //
  • It can depend on why you want to experience the better things. Experiencing better things can make one happy, which in turn will make it much easier to be better to other people...to help others... or you can wish for the better experiences purely for yourself. THAT is ego. Having something be all about you and you alone.

    EarthStar Reiki // 2012-01-17 16:46:11 // //
  • *minimize* maybe.

    Shannon Bananon // 2012-01-17 16:40:34 // //
  • There is no such thing as letting go of your ego, not until death anyway.

    Shannon Bananon // 2012-01-17 16:40:22 // //
  • Taking care of yourself is not ego.

    EarthStar Reiki // 2012-01-17 16:39:40 // //