Can the Ego ever be a good thing? Can something that place you first, always concerned only with it’s self ever be a good thing?
I have this on going discussion with a friend of mine, I say no and they say yes.
I sat they ego serves only itself and that makes us self absorbed and self-centered, and that is never a good thing. I say the Ego is an evil part of us, I say it is the legacy of Adam and Eve; it is the fallen part of us. The Ego serves only the Ego, it really doesn’t even serve you; the Ego has no master!
If we allow the Ego to run free, to allow it to serve its needs, the Ego will become the master and we become the slaves. We serve the Ego, and the Ego only serves itself.
The Ego is of fallen nature, Adam and Eve took of the fruit of knowledge, so they could be like God, all knowing, all powerful. They did not “feel” good enough as they where, they wanted more, they wanted to be seen as more. That is the Ego, the Ego wants it all, the lime light needs to shine on it, and everyone needs to know that the Ego did this or that.
The Ego is the root of all evil; from it all other evil comes, grows and spreads.
It is the Egos job to convince you that what I say here is false, that the Ego is a good thing that we all need one. The truth is made to look false and the false to look true. The devil uses that trick all the time, convinces us there is no hell, that a true and loving God could never damn anyone to hell. Well in part that is true, God does not damn anyone to hell; we do that our self. But the Ego will not allow us to believe that, the Ego convinces us that hell can not be, that God would send no one to hell, so do as you please, allow me, the Ego, to satisfy my needs, my hungers. The Ego and Devil are one in the same; they both are of fallen nature.
Now my friend would argue this all, they would say something about the need to feel good about self, needing to feel important and such. But I would say they are wrong, self worth comes from God not ones self (see self-worth or God-worth posting in this Blog). Now I know I just spent a lot of words on my argument and made my friends only a few lines, that’s not because I have no respect for there argument, because I do, I just find it hard for me to think in those terms, to write about them I would give it no justice, so I will allow my friend to respond, if they wish, with there own argument.
But I feel strongly about what I have posted, the Ego is of no value, it is our fallen nature, and if we can learn to control it, to defeat it, we will all be one step closer to heaven on earth, on step closer to God, and one step closer to discovering what Adam and Eve lost for us.