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  • So, Bilianna from Serbia.

  • Where are you, sweetheart?

  • [Bilianna:] Good evening, I'm fine. How are you?

  • Oh, good evening, good evening, that's right.

  • Oh, honey, so good to see you.

  • Also, for you, you have a nice red color, it's so--

  • Yeah.

  • It's so Christmas and--

  • (mumbles)

  • Yes, with the time of year and the holidays--

  • I love the word "holiday."

  • I think of holly, and children, and--

  • and people with smiles on their faces.

  • It's jingle bells.

  • Jingle bells!

  • Yeah, it's a beautiful time of year. Winter...

  • Yeah.

  • Well, sweetheart, read your email.

  • OK, I have one question.

  • "Do you believe that we all have ego?

  • What do you think of that?"

  • Well--

  • What is an ego to you?

  • You know, I'll say what it is to me first, OK?

  • OK.

  • "An ego, to me, is everything

  • that I believe to be true.

  • That 'I'"--

  • I wrote it the other way--

  • "Everything you believe to be true

  • that 'I,' believing,

  • is the ego.

  • The 'I' that believes is the ego.

  • That 'you,' you believe or think you to be,

  • that 'you,' you believe or think,

  • to be thinking, that is ego.

  • The one you believe as the thinker,

  • that 'I'--

  • I see as ego, the false self."

  • So, what is ego to you?

  • I experience that part of me

  • when I'm in the world of pluralities,

  • of, let's say, dualities.

  • So, when I experience extremes, mmm--

  • and I always--

  • well, sometimes, ego is, mmm--

  • let's say, useful, constructive, etc.,

  • but sometimes--

  • mmm, well, I don't think it's useful--

  • (laughs)

  • to me and I don't know how to question--

  • well, that part of me.

  • I just don't know what it is.

  • That's why I wanted to see how you experience it

  • and how should I be in peace with that part of me?

  • Do I have to question it or--

  • Well, you know, I would identify the situation

  • that is causing my discomfort,

  • and that would be about you, or about me, or about the world.

  • And then I would put my thoughts about that situation

  • on a Judge-Your-Neighbor Worksheet.

  • And then, I would do The Work with every concept

  • on that Judge-Your-Neighbor Worksheet.

  • Now, if I, mmm--

  • If I believed that--

  • --to some people this may sound disrespectful

  • and, yet, you know, here it is--

  • If I believed that I were talking to you

  • then that would be ego.

  • "I" am talking to "you".

  • So, what "I" would that be?

  • And the reason I ask that question is,

  • "I" now was talking to "you."

  • Where's my proof?

  • My mind says,

  • "Oh, I was talking to her."

  • Now, if I believe

  • what I'm thinking, I've got a past.

  • Now, that can be, as you pointed to earlier,

  • that can be

  • --and this is my own word-- it can be devastating.

  • It can be really painful and hurtful.

  • Or it can be exhilarating.

  • But there is a place, like,

  • we question the negative things on our Worksheet,

  • and then it leaves us with a balance.

  • But that's still duality.

  • Now, eventually--

  • as you experience turnarounds,

  • you begin to experience your true nature

  • and where you are at your best.

  • And then, eventually--

  • even that becomes not true.

  • What you're believing that brings such joy,

  • you begin to see is not true.

  • And then you just--

  • --I'll use a word here,

  • it's a word--

  • you're left "happy"

  • for no reason.

  • And that's the end of duality.

  • End of... You're right.

  • -Ya. -So, it's more like that.

  • That--

  • And "happy," is--

  • is a word that

  • each of us

  • defines on our own.

  • For me, it's, mmm--

  • it is just like--

  • It just is.

  • It just is.

  • And I can't even claim it as a peace of mind.

  • So, when we question our negative thoughts,

  • we get a balance,

  • we continue to question our thoughts,

  • because it happens so automatically in us,

  • eventually,

  • we continue to experience inquiry,

  • to question our thoughts,

  • and then we're left with only the positive.

  • And there's nothing we can do about that.

  • We're just left with the positive,

  • which I just see as this--

  • this song that matches

  • our true nature, just this song, you know, the song of it,

  • the song of it.

  • The words don't even have-- They no longer have meaning.

  • It's just the song of it.

  • And it's--

  • and you begin to see it's OK--

  • to be seen as,

  • let's say, the speaker,

  • but not for you.

  • And--

  • that leaves you with this wonderful old world

  • that shows you your--

  • the echo of--

  • where you've apparently been, and it's just as beautiful.

  • And that state of gratitude and compassion

  • and all of it, running,

  • but always in gratitude.

  • You know, just as--

  • bright as--

  • you are.

  • Thank you so much.

  • This is the best Christmas present I get.

  • (laughter)

  • My love to you.

  • And mine.

  • -Thank you, precious. -Bye-bye.

So, Bilianna from Serbia.

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