Wie Ego funktioniert … / How ego works …

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Fotos: Renée Kellner

Wie Ego funktioniert, bemerkt man am besten in Zeiten, wo einem das Leben den Boden unter den Füßen wegzieht. Was wir unbedingt retten wollen, wenn Verluste drohen oder unsere Unzulänglichkeiten aufgedeckt werden, ist das, woran unser Ego am meisten hängt, woran es sich klammert …

In den Gedanken läuft das alte Spiel ab, um das Ego zu schützen, zu verteidigen oder wieder herzustellen und doch ist gerade dann die Chance, wirklich zu sich zu stehen und von der Trennung in die Verbundenheit zu wechseln …

In den Scherben findet sich eine altbekannte Aufrichtung, etwas, das noch viel ältere Wurzeln hat, als das Ego. Die Fähigkeit, aufrecht im Zerbrochenen zu stehen, ohne Hoffnung, das Feuer auszuhalten – in dem die Egofantasien geröstet werden – verbindet uns mit der ursächlichen Menschlichkeit, einer Kraft sondergleichen …

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How ego works is best noticed in times when life pulls the ground from under our feet. What we desperately want to save, when losses threaten or our shortcomings are uncovered, is what our ego depends most on, what it clings to …

In our minds the old game to protect, to defend or to restore the ego sets in dramatically and yet just then is the chance to really stand by oneself and to switch from separation into relatedness …

In the shards we find a well-known sincerity, something that has much older roots than the ego. The ability to stand upright in the broken, with no hope, enduring the fire – in which the ego fantasies are roasted – connects us with our original humanity, a force beyond compare …

Autor: Briant Rokyta

Briant Rokyta is an Austrian artist based in Vienna. He follows the principle of PERMANENT CREATION in performance, drawing, painting, writing and sculpting and in providing lectures and workshops. PERMANENT CREATION is another way of viewing the world. Not through the rational mind but through art, through being, which is constantly creating itself: Each moment is creation and oneself is intimate part of it. Human society is also changing, a new level of relatedness arises and the age of separation is sinking. I find it helpful and joyful to use art in such a way to support this process in favor of a world that is more beautiful, integrative and playful. The best way of doing so is to show this potential of art, in various garments and as a way of life together with fellow artists. For further information please check out: http://www.briantrokyta.com

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