Aware Mind

Q: Is aware mind primarily a different perspective?

A: The ego conceals, whereas awareness reveals.  The answer to many defective ego positions could be subsumed in the commonly overlooked sanity of ‘common sense’.  The ego is naïve despite its pretentiousness.  It pompously demands proof of the obvious, and in doing so, it is slyly nonintegrous.  It could be best described as sophomoric in its facile solutions and self-importance.

The ego feels threatened by common sense and piously recites how society has been mistaken in the past.  In so doing, however, it does not cite examples of common sense at all but instead cites historical examples of faulty collective ego positions.

From I: Reality and Subjectivity, ch. 18, pg. 429-430