John 5:30 – I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
Christ is the original “No Ego” character that everyone attests to know – but doesn’t like to admit is God of the Universe and the Author of the Bible.
John 5:31 – If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
Pyschologists like to study what God created. However, they look at it in a naturalistic way and is open to demonic influence when looking at the world through the lens of a Christian.
One of the ways that psychologists use the term “ego” is to distinguish oneself from others. As mentioned earlier, Freud used the term ego within the framework of Freudian psychoanalytic theories. According to psychoanalytic theory, ego exists alongside the Id (which is said to be an agency for primal drives) and superego (which is considered the ethical component of the self) as one of the three agents proposed by Sigmund Freud when describing the dynamics of human thought.
According to Sigmund Freud, the ego is a component of the personality which mediates demands from id, superego, and reality. The ego operates according to a reality principle, working to fulfill the desires of the id in a way that is both realistic and socially appropriate. Moral standards perceived by the ego become a part of the self.
In a positive view, ego merely means a strong, healthy, strong sense of self. By definition, an ego is the persons feeling of self-worth or importance. Negative qualities, such as over-pride, vanity, and ego-importance, are also associated with an ego.
An unhealthy ego depends on status to give a person a sense of self-worth. Ego weaknesses also lie behind inflated feelings of self-worth, which may involve grandiosity and superiority complexes. Self-interest, or ego in this sense, is, of course, part of being human. Ego is the responsibility to display ones individuality.
Colossians 4:6 – Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
When a person thinks about himself/herself excessively, it may be said that they have stronger egos compared to people thinking about others. When one thinks too much about himself/herself, we say that they have a bigger ego. When we are around big-ego people, some qualities of the person come to the surface. What most people perceive as a big ego is really a little ego — the need to compensate for ones feelings of inadequacy by forcing, domineering, or self-righteously showing off.
We spend years building our self-images as egos, living within them, and reinforcing them. If you take away all of our beliefs about who we are–beliefs about our personalities, talents, and abilities–you get the ego framework.
The ego is not coextensive to the personality or body, though body concepts formed the basis for the first experiences with self. While the ego operates both preconsciously and mindfully, a stronger connection between ego and self would imply it operates also in the unconscious.
Rather, it is the active, dynamic part of our identity, playing a huge part in creating the emotional dramas in our lives. Your individual ego can be hard to see, as it hides behind opinions that seem to be correct–our affection for the description of our identities–and as we have not trained ourselves to see. People might even refer to this as an egoless person, when really, ego is so large and powerful, that it does not rely on surface parameters, such as being right all of the time.
John 8:28 – Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
The ego is the part of a persons I-doings which has been modified by direct influences from the outside world. Freud saw the ego as the conscious intermediary between the id and superego. Freuds Theory of Personality (1923) saw psyche as structured in three parts (i.e., tripartite), id, ego, andA Superego, which develop in various stages of our lives. According to Freuds psychoanalytic theories, the id is a primitive, instinctive part of the mind, which contains sexual and aggressive drives, as well as hidden memories, the superego functions as moral consciousness, and the ego is a realist part, which mediates the desires of the id and superego.
The egos are related because they relate to an individuals mental states. Not only is the term ego itself used to denote different distinct psychological constructs and processes, the psychological landscape is cluttered with concepts which in some form incorporate the ego–egotism, self-defense, self-centeredness, the superego, the self-involved, etc. Most terms involving ego include processes or reactions where the self, me, or myself figures prominently.
Luke 10:16 – He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.
Ego can be defined simply in terms of the ways that one views oneself/themselves. Ego is the way that the specific person thinks, feels, and differentiates himself/herself from others. This concept is a powerful component in the teachings of Eckhart Tolles, in which Ego is presented as a cumulative collection of thoughts and emotions, constantly identified, that generates an idea and feeling of being an entity apart from ones own self, and that it is only through the separation of ones awareness from this that ones true freedom from suffering is achieved.