TOPIC

Ego



Ego is the aspect of our personality that covers conscious awareness, behavior, and actions. Sometimes referred to as self-esteem, in everyday use it carries the connotation of self-importance. Essentially it is the “I” part of the self, the public self, while it is directed by, and often in conflict with, conscious and unconscious aspects of the self. There are many psychological and spiritual frameworks for understanding the conscious self, and how gaining that understanding can help deepen the relationship with a higher or larger consciousness outside of ourselves.

FindCenter Video Image
12:20

The Grip of Ego and Living More Consciously

In this talk, Eckhart speaks on a subject that nearly everyone can understand: our most cherished views of ourselves. He explains the origins of the incessant monologue that runs in our heads, pointing out that our ego feeds on that same stream of self-talk.

FindCenter AddIcon
FindCenter Video Image

The Ego & the Id

All human behaviors and traits, according to this 1923 study, derive from the complicated interactions of three elements of the psyche: the id, the ego, and the superego.

FindCenter AddIcon
FindCenter Video Image

Hang on to Your Ego

Although many believe that the ego is just a source of trouble, Thanissaro Bhikkhu teaches that a healthy, functioning ego is a crucial tool on the path to Awakening.

FindCenter AddIcon
FindCenter Video Image

FindCenterWhen we try to protect ourselves from the inevitability of change, we are not listening to the soul. We are listening to our fear of life and death, our lack of faith, our smaller ego’s will to prevail.

FindCenter AddIcon
FindCenter Video Image
04:53

Psychoanalytic Theory - What Freud Thought of Personality

FindCenter AddIcon
FindCenter Video Image

The Void: Inner Spaciousness and Ego Structure

The first volume in an eye-opening series on the Diamond Mind—a deep understanding of human nature—that combines Freudian psychology with Eastern philosophy and spirituality.

FindCenter AddIcon
FindCenter Video Image

Integration: Psychedelics, Spirituality and the Ego

Integration has become a buzzword in the world of psychedelics, but there are still questions being asked about what it means to be integrated, who can do it, and how it can be done.

FindCenter AddIcon
FindCenter Video Image

FindCenterThe fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.

FindCenter AddIcon
FindCenter Video Image
03:33

Why Your Self-Image Might Be Wrong: Ego, Buddhism, and Freud | Mark Epstein | Big Think

You first develop your ego when you are two or three years old. It creeps into existence the moment you realize that you are not empty—you are a self, and everyone else has a self in them. As you grow up, it latches onto positive and negative feedback and uses them to build the story of who you are.

FindCenter AddIcon
FindCenter Video Image

No Self, No Problem: How Neuropsychology Is Catching Up to Buddhism

In this groundbreaking book, Niebauer writes that the latest research in neuropsychology is now confirming a fundamental tenet of Buddhism, what is called Anatta, or the doctrine of “no self.

FindCenter AddIcon

UP NEXT

Ego Dissolution