May 14, 2008


For those of you who have already begun to study, or at least read Eckhart Tolle and "The New Earth," here is a question posed at lunch yesterday by the always loquacious HowieJ, "Can you have a conversation without the ego?"

In the event that you have not embarked on this particular path to enlightenment yet, here's another question to ponder. The ego makes itself known through six different games it plays when engaged in conversation with another person (ego):

1. I am right
2. You are wrong
3. I dominate others
4. I refuse to be dominated
5. I play games of guilt and manipulation
6. I defend or cover up

Is it possible to engage in any meaningful conversation without engaging in one of these games?

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