The self/ego/personality is a set of plans and patterns of response that we have built; it is the reaction we’ve planned for the-world-as-we-anticipate-it. The ego is not in itself a bad thing; the danger is to mistake it for the whole being. We are, in addition to the Logos that descended upon us some 90,000 years ago, also a social animal, and before even that we are an emotional animal, and before even that, we are .. alive, we are a beating heart, we are anima, animated, moving matter, flesh that protects itself.

A friend gave me the thoughts that led me here.