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ACIM Articles about Selfishness


5. The selfishness of the ego

Saturday, May 14, 2022 2218 words 9 mins 51 secs

Your true self in God is a beautiful soul, who is whole and holy. Your wholeness is shared with the wholeness of all other souls, forming the sonship, and sharing everything with God. The rejection of sharing began the...

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4. Selfishness and specialness

Thursday, Mar 26, 2020 1371 words 6 mins 5 secs

"The ego is the idea of selfishness."

At the very foundation of the entire ego thought system is the idea of selfishness. But more accurately, it is the idea of not sharing. It's an idea of being exclusive, the ownership of...

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3. The ego is the idea of selfishness

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 456 words 2 mins 1 secs

"The ego is the idea of selfishness. The soul is the idea of self-fullness."

Within me there is an ego aspect which is very selfish. This aspect rears its head if I see myself as having to do something I don't...

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2. The selfish atonement

Saturday, Mar 17, 2018 1173 words 5 mins 12 secs

I'm somewhat tired of hearing people say that, given this world is an illusion and doesn't exist, all you need to do is recognize this and disappear off to heaven. This "seems" to make some logical sense, to the ego.


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1. Reversal of the authority problem

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 922 words 4 mins 5 secs

In the Authority problem, there is a great reversal of roles, and a confusing of levels.

Jesus refers to this as being the source of sickness ("all sickness comes from confusing the levels").

He also says that miracles realign the 'levels of...

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