Ego by Michael Mamas | Thursday, February 21, 2013 | Personal Growth | 4 comments As one follows the path to enlightenment, the small self viscously fights back in the name of its very survival. That is commonly called “ego”. © Michael Mamas. All rights reserved. Share this blog...FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 4 Comments Donna L on February 23, 2013 at 10:37 am I have found the ashram gives me many opportunities to explore my small self. It is not always fun, or comfortable, but I am honored to be cushioned by my homies. Thank you. Jai Guru Dev. Tracy on February 23, 2013 at 11:29 am It seems as though that internal war is reflected out everywhere. Only in the quietest times do I remember that the fight is a lie. I long for the time I can rest and act simutaneously. I hope that longing isn’t an “ice cream cone in the sky”. Sarah on February 24, 2013 at 4:00 am Interesting…I am often aware of that battle going on inside me, as if I’m having an internal discussion/argument with myself. Even in the moment that it’s going on, when I’m behaving so stupidly, I have an awareness of a question about why I’m doing what I’m doing, knowing perfectly well that I don’t really need to be the way I’m being. I’ve even thought about how I continue to make the same mistake over and over when I know I don’t need to. Thank you, Maharshi, for helping me move when I get stuck over and over again. brahmarshi on February 25, 2013 at 7:02 am Tracy, Yes, the Transcendent is always in a state of deep rest. Enlightenment simple means being awake to it, even while there rest of your being is deeply emerged in activity.