Shelford I am going to be a little picky here. It may refine your understanding, but if not ignore it.
Go for it!
PMR is a virtual world within NPMR, which is where our consciousness actually resides. PMR is a virtual reality and is a function of the LCS.
Ok, thank you - I think
I follow this and was expressing it badly, but I'll think some more. By "world" I also meant "reality" but in this forum I need to learn the language. I am starting the trilogy again, but I'm pretty sure Tom said our consciousness resides in NPMR. That certainly expresses my experience as best I can interpret it.
because love is a quality of thought Love is expressed by quality of being and quality of Intent.
No disagreement here. I was only trying to say that the love we aspire to is a quality rather than an emotion (which may be a debatable point and I'd be delighted to hear some other experience on this). But certainly it is more than "in thought" - if not expressed it's imaginary. And in the language of MBT it is absolutely the measure of quality of being and intent.
ego is an inescapable part of the human personality construct
Intuitive Soul and Friends with Laurie Huston – June 28, 2013
Laurie: Can we really get rid of our ego? Is there going to be a point in our existence where there is no such thing as an ego? Or does our ego just evolve with us?
Tom: No, we really can get rid of that ego, or at least almost get rid of that ego. Now getting rid of the ego doesn’t mean you no longer know who you are. You know, you have to pin your name on your shirt and look in the mirror to see who you are! That’s really not what ego is. Ego isn’t just an awareness of self. You can be self aware and not have an ego. The ego is defined in the “self” analyzing, judging, and doing things to make life the way “it” wants it - to adjust life to suit “it.” It is the analytical judging part of you that’s always trying to configure your reality to be more like you like it. It’s not, “I am.” That’s not ego that’s just an awareness of self. That’s not what we mean by ego. That, of course, is not a problem. You need to know who you are, and have an identity, and have a history; all that’s fine. Ego is an attachment to making things different in a way that it suits you better. The ego is, “I want”; “I need.” And yes, you can get rid of that. Ego is derived from fear. Fear is all about you. When you’re afraid, obviously, it’s about you. You’re afraid. Even if you say, “Well, I’m afraid for somebody else.” It’s still about you. When it’s about you it’s pointing at you. You’re focused on yourself. That’s why fear creates ego. It’s “self” focusing on how you manipulate the world to be more like you want it. And that is what’s not productive.
Thank you, I appreciate the points. Tom's clarification of the difference between ego and "awareness of self" is really a help. I suspect that there is a degree of inevitability about the ego overlay, though - if there wasn't, would we be in this learning space to grow up past it? But the point is an important one. And thank you for the quote, it's perfect. There's a huge amount on this site and the links to get through, and I'm late to the party.
Please feel free to be picky ☺️ - I greatly value your time and experience here. Apart from being a "Big TOE" this is also a new language and culture. Takes time to have it make sense in terms of one's own experience.
GREAT conversation here - thank you for the link! My life experience has led me some little way along this path, but it's so clearly expressed here, and takes it always further. Are there more transcripts littered around? We have limited internet on our island, so ploughing through the videos is going to be a life-time project.
Many thanks again for taking the time, Sainbury.