Browsing: Free from Ego

Yesterday, former President Donald Trump publicly criticized Judge Juan Merchan, who is presiding over his New York criminal trial regarding hush money payments. Following a gag order issued by Merchan, which prohibits Trump from discussing the case’s participants publicly, Trump took to Truth Social to express his discontent. He accused Merchan of attempting to infringe on his First Amendment rights and suffering from “Trump Derangement Syndrome.” Trump also attacked Merchan’s daughter, alleging her bias, although it was clarified that a social media account she previously owned, which Trump referenced, had been abandoned and repurposed by someone else. The trial, significant…

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This article originally appeared in theMay 2003issue of Yoga International. Author: Georg Feuerstein So long as we are not enlightened, we experience ourselves as limited identities—islands of embodied consciousness. We think we are a particular body-mind and relate all our experiences to this inner center we call the ego. If we do this in an exaggerated fashion, others regard us as egomaniacs. If we attribute the workings of the larger world to ourselves, we are delusional. Psychologically speaking, the ego is an essential and necessary aspect of human development. From a spiritual perspective, however, the ego is a mechanism by…

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