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Letting Go of Ego

Peter Russell reframes letting go as "letting in" and "letting be," and applies this to our emotions, and most importantly to the ego. The ego is not some separate part of us, but a mode of thinking we get caught in. Many traditions see ego as an enemy, but it is actually an ally, trying to keep us safe. The problem is that too often the egoic mode of thinking gets triggered when it is not needed and doesn't serve us. Rather than seeing letting go of ego as some future goal we should strive to achieve, he shows how we can practice letting go of ego in our daily life. He completes this talk with a meditation practice that helps us step out of our egoic thinking and become more aware of the present moment.

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