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Message

“Ego is a social institution with no physical reality. The ego is simply your symbol of yourself. Just as the word “water” is a noise that symbolizes a certain liquid without being it, so too the idea of ego symbolizes the role you play, who you are, but it is not the same as your living organism.”
Alan Watts

The Message

It is a message to ourselves
from our selves
about our supposed selves;
in a world of our own weaving.

It is our mind spawning
stories about how it is,
by carefully ignoring how it is,
like a scene witnessed through a veil

a dim shadow play of shapes implied,
impelled by flickering light
against a screen, this world
that we construct.

It is an artifact of the mind
contained within the mind;
a truth that is true only if
we ignore the truth of it.

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