A common space for harmonic peacemakers
The Ego is that part of the psyche that believes in material existence. The Ego's job is to take care of business in the real world. It's an important job. We couldn't last a day without it. But there are worlds
other than the real world, and this is where the Ego runs into trouble.
Here's what the Ego believes:
Death is real. Time and space are real. Every individual is different and separate from every other. The predominant impulse of life is self-preservation. There is no God.
Here's what the Self believes:
Death is an illusion. Time and space are illusions. All beings are one. The supreme emotion is love. God is all there is. Everything that is, is God in one form or another. God, the divine ground, is that in which we live and move and have our being. Infinite planes of reality exist, all created by, sustained by and infused by the spirit of God.
-- Edited excerpts from The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield (2002)