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    Default Stabbings—shootings—conflict: the ego connection

    The ego is the culprit.
    Years ago I posted a lot about the ego what it is and how to transcend--mainly based on the books by the late Dr David Hawkins "Power vs Force" a good starting point.
    My thoughts have not changed on this.

    Self esteem is healthy--that is earned and positive.

    Ego is a separation device.
    It states I am different from you--I am unique.

    So If we take knife attacks,random shootings.
    The reason tends to be to be part of a gang--I am stronger than you I can do what I want I belong to the most powerful gang--you cant touch me I am a member etc.
    Anyone who disagrees is dead.

    The stabbing, drive by shootings, of random victims is part of the initiation into the gang--which comes first before all other considerations.
    Mass shootings is another egoic desire to be noticed--make a mark--be special in a perverse way.

    Kids should be taught in school about ego and how to get on with people.

    On a larger scale, all conflict is fought on egoic terms--My country--my religion--you name it,
    Defend mine at all cost and attack the best form of defence--ha ha.
    Me and mine--the main position.

    This is why an understanding of spirituality is so important.
    Namaste means --I greet the God within you--now if you know that God resides within all including self how can you harm anyone?

    End to all conflict can only come through understanding and being aware of the consequences.

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    Default Re: Stabbings—shootings—conflict: the ego connection

    I always enjoy your posts Chris, and I whole-heartedly agree. It is scary with the mass killings, with more trying to outdo each other. As idealistic as I am, I fear no peace will ever come, as ego will always stand in the way. Especially America in it's current state, at least to me, it seems about as egotistical as you can get.

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    Default Re: Stabbings—shootings—conflict: the ego connection

    Quote Posted by greybeard (here)
    The ego is the culprit.
    ...
    Kids should be taught in school about ego and how to get on with people.
    ...
    This is why an understanding of spirituality is so important.
    Absolutely correct!

    And I would like to add:
    A sane and caring and loving support of both parents is KEY for the future generation.

    A common factor in the lives of those gone mad is an abusive childhood.

    It's like the story with the wolf:
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    An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life...

    "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.
    "It is a terrible fight between two wolves.

    One is Evil -- he is anger, envy, sorry, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

    The other is good -- he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.

    This same fight is going on inside you and inside every other person, too."

    The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked, "Which wolf will win?"
    The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed." -Author Unknown
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    Default Re: Stabbings—shootings—conflict: the ego connection

    Thanks Michi
    Agreed and its really so simple.
    Silent sitting has been used effectively in schools (just another name for meditation)

    Its not even necessary to teach about spirituality--just about how effective working together is---positive thinking.
    When it got to the point that both parents had to work to have a "decent" living we as the human race got into trouble.
    Materialism the priority--we are defined by what we own--our status--all that points out to how successful we are. What about being really good loving parents?
    The Red Indians had a good handle on life---it was balanced--an appreciation of nature---they had a lot o free time.
    It seems a separation is going on--the good is getting better and the not so good is getting worse.
    Respect for others essential even if we dont agree with them.

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    Ego will not venture here--Lol
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    Default Re: Stabbings—shootings—conflict: the ego connection

    Ego simply is the identification with the story of me.
    So it always has an agenda.
    We are not the ego though it is part of us.
    Its not necessary to obey its suggestions.
    "Act in haste repent at leisure" is a good truism.
    That applies to many in prison.

    I tend to be guided by the thought "Wait and see"
    Most times, by the time I get round to doing something about it--the situation has changed to the point that action is not necessary.
    When information comes Im not apathetic---the information is regarded as "May be so"
    An investigation about the situation is investigated from other sources--till there is some idea of what is true and therefore is action necessary?

    The ego shouts "This should not be--you have got to do something"
    The ego resists what is---never acceptance of what is unless it really suits in then it claims-"I did that"

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    Default Re: Stabbings—shootings—conflict: the ego connection

    These mass killings are a health crisis. The perpetrators are mentally and emotionally unstable. They are physically ill from malnourishment. The brain is a physical part of the human body and without the proper nutrients it will not function correctly. Salt, sugar, rancid oils, and refined flour constitute thousands of "food" products. This is what most people, especially under 40 years of age, consume. It is also the reason for vast numbers of obese individuals.

    A young fellow grows up without any real nutrition and develops depression or anxiety. What does the doctor do? Prescribe anti-depressants, of which thoughts of violence and suicide are side effects. Now the poor guy is truly out of his mind. Functional MDs have had great success with patients suffering in this manner, or experiencing the symptoms of ADD, ADHD, Autism, Bi-Polar type "diseases". A clean diet with the proper fatty acids can and does heal the brains and minds of the sufferer.

    Worse, it seems the controllers take advantage of these people and use them in nefarious ways. Mind control is vastly more effective in someone whose mind is already challenged.

    I agree Chris that separatism, rather than unity, is a major factor.
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    Default Re: Stabbings—shootings—conflict: the ego connection

    Its true that diet can cause mental problems Conk.
    Unfortunately the ever present ego will not take advice and the condition deteriorates.
    Very often there is a simple remedy as you have pointed to-- a proper diet.
    Of course there are exceptions to every rule.

    The late Dr David Hawkins was one of the most respected and successful Psychiatrists in America and was open to alternative therapies.
    He promoted ACIM. (A Course in Miracles) as a healing modality.

    He pointed to sugar as big factor in depressive cases.
    Bodies-minds are different, so some may not be much affected by the most unhealthy diets and a relative few suffer greatly.
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