I spy with my little eye someone …

The familiar, precisely because it is familiar, remains unknown.*
(Georg Hegel)

The ego self is by definition the unobserved self, because once you see it the game is over.**
(
Richard Rohr)

In this conversation, the ego is our false self.

It is the self that does not know itself.

It can claim to be bigger and better than the truth, wanting to be the celebrity.

Other times it claims to be less than the truth with nothing to offer, playing the imposter.

In each of us there is also our true self, the person of courage, generosity and wisdom to be grown.

Once we know this, our ego’s control is lost.

(*Georg Hegel, quoted in John O’Donohue’s Echoes of Memory.)
(**From Richard Rohr’s The Naked Now.)

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