The Illogical Ego

Anytime somethings done that's not beneficial to life, it's one's ego that makes this so. One can say "I shouldn't have done that" but how can you not do what your own mind tells you.

I know it's not always easy to see life as a gift, but there are reasons for this, it's not to deny that sometimes unpleasant or horrific things happen, but who labels the thing unpleasant and who does the unpleasantness happen to? Although the human form does exist, it doesn't exist in the way that it appears, it's the egos logic that puts a label on things so it makes sense. The logic of the ego has to have an answer for everything and if it doesn't it will go searching until it either finds one or makes one up. Life isn't about having all the answers, or even needing all the answers, but the way our ego has been conditioned, that's exactly what we make it all about. Attaining, accomplishing, achieving, all to satisfy an ego that is never satisfied. No wonder why our world is the way that it is.

Life is continuous, our ego has been conditioned to make up all kinds of nonsense to avoid seeing this. It uses time to make one believe life needs to be broken up in time slots, but what time is really needed for, is to keep track of things. The Here and Now is where life always occurs no matter what time it is or what's going on, but understand, as you're in one of these created time slots, waiting for this or that to occur so the logic of the ego can make it seem as though life is complete, it's passing you by.

Life can never be any more complete then it is right now, except to an ego that has been conditioned to be everywhere except here, and although our ego has made us think we have developed a logical mind, there really isn't any logic to it; until this is understood the ego controls the show. Think of this, anytime you do something that isn't beneficial to you, your ego is making you do it, this is something that needs to be realized if one is to truly live life and not wait for it to be perfectly logical (only to the ego) to enjoy the temporary gift of life that we have been blessed with.

Michael Cupo
I grew up in Newark, New Jersey, one of six children. I have been married for 25 years. I own a home, and I have two children. I have been at the same job for 28 years. I am the happiest I have ever been and it is all because of the Love that has always been in my life. I attribute all that has happened to me to that Love. None of what has transpired in the last five years of my life has anything to do with any accomplishments on my part. There was always a lot of love in our home as I grew up, but for reasons unknown to me at the time I was always in trouble. I was at the top of my brother-in-law’s “Who My Sister Shouldn’t Marry” list. I drank alcoholically, gambled, abused drugs and painkillers. I bounced from relationship to relationship. Even after I stopped abusing alcohol and drugs in 1987, my so-called outer troubles stopped, but my self-centered behavior never changed. All I did was substitute one compulsion for another. Although my addiction became more respectable—taking the form of material possessions—I was still trapped, migrating restlessly from one obsession to another. I went to Twelve Step meetings, derived some benefit from them, and then fell away. My loved ones got me into de-tox and rehab programs. But once I was released, the cycle of insatiable craving started all over again. This cycle seemed to work for me . . . until it didn’t. And then my life changed — not instantly or magically, but profoundly. I share this change in It’s Monday Only in Your Mind: You Are Not Your Thoughts. I discovered that I wasn’t dependent upon a substance or activity, but ruled by my ego. My need to reach outside myself for fulfillment was created by a false perception of deficiency. If this sense of lack didn’t exist in me, there wouldn’t have been a need to reach and grasp. My credentials for writing this book are simply that I live this change each day. My view of life is so different from the way it used to be. Through the practice outlined in my book, I have learned to quiet my mind enough to allow my heart to open. The quieter my mind becomes, the more Love becomes the default setting of my life. This is truly a modern-day miracle, a miracle that can happen to anyone who has the urge to change.
Michael Cupo

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