Im not referring to religion.
Many times in conversations and books i see these spiritual mantras about the ego etc… and the whole projection thing along with “taking things personally”. I’m beginning to see how sometimes this is used as an excuse to thwart validation of the human experience and ego and how the Ego is looked upon as something as BAD.
In addition… Negative vibes which are a part of life is also seen as bad.

When do we stop bashing the Ego and basic Human Needs (ie. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs) and validate our human selves?

Isnt the “spirituality schpiel” a manipulation tool that tells us how we should act or process other’s actions and keeps us from recognizing basic human needs that aren’t being met?