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what is an effective way to at least temporary get rid of personal selfishness and ego?

I’ve noticed that when I’m exhausted due to sleep deprivation or due to lack of energy from fasting I don’t even have time to feel selfish and for some reason feel more spiritual inspiration
dear ava – I never heard that meditation can help you be less selfish and self-concentrated

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The ego is the force of desire in a person which develops a person and therefore it does have a purpose. It is not really the desire for something that is bad because it is actually the substance that constitutes us and is neither positive or negative, but it is how we use our desire that make it positive or negative. Desires always appear first in the corrupt egoistic form and thus a person should recognize it and take steps to correct it. It is important to see that while it is a desire for the self, it is harmful… Read more »

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LESS I .. AND MORE OTHERS. [edit]A few suggestions Be nice to people and give help to someone who requires it. Remember by helping others you are also helping yourself in the long run. Doing a true act of unselfishness usually brings happiness to the giver because happiness is about giving rather than receiving. Happiness it is not about how much money you have in the bank but the level of selfishness that you have. The more selfishness the less happiness — perfect inverse proportion. Be honest to others and to yourself, and if you need to ask somebody for… Read more »

jojokeeper
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jojokeeper

Live under a bridge or in a park (on the street) for a season.

Master Yoda
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Master Yoda

Serve others, forget yourself.

Right now, go!

imzadi192000
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imzadi192000

When you’re tired, the body and mind are in a more vulnerable and humble state, which lowers the ego and opens you more to spiritual communication. Basically, you lower your wall, which is what God would like from us all the time. So if you can learn to maintain that during your waking hours and replace the wall with trust in God, this would help keep that connection.

thinker/poet
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thinker/poet

Read a book about many of the stupid things humanity has done as a whole. Or keep a skull on your desk like medieval monks used to do. Or go down to the soup kitchen. Your choice.

Lindylou
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Lindylou

Maybe that is the only time we can let down our guards and just accept ourselves.

Dear Ava
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Dear Ava

meditate.
Thats what I do.

But I guess lack of sleep helps too! lol

Arthur
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Arthur

Why would you even want to do that? That is totally self-destructive.