gosh..you guys are so much more civilized around here compared to NDE forums. Wonder what that datapoint suggests.
would it be more precise to have said "let me know if my ego has slipped out of its collar and gotten off leash"
under the kroeranian trifurcate model (KTM ; - )), we hold the ego to be precious, and especially useful, if well trained.
which stands in particular contrast to what I perceive to be the central value of new ageism, which is spirit/soul/higher self=good, ego=bad, body=on probation
that being said, anti-egoism has its place - when a new baby arrives in the family, the second son is no longer the centre of attention, but that of course creates its own set of problems
I figured that you were directing this comment to a more general audience but I am sitting here with a sinus infection with nothing else to do so... Things can always be stated "more precisely" as I pointed out earlier. Especially when dealing with a specific model like the MBT. It all seems to depends on the audience. (BTW, the MBT audience seems to be a very unique audience IMO). Please do not construe this to mean that I view MBT people as "bad folks". :). Only Ramon is viewed as bad based on my 2 day stay here. ;)
Personally I don't see the ego as a bad thing because that to me would be insanity (or refusing to acknowledge physical reality attributes). My goal is to simply notice the ego and not let it form into a false identity, or cause suffering. The ego is what it is just like the fingers that I am tying with are what they are. Not good, not bad.