Quite enjoyed this article. I would not say our thoughts create the ego. Rather it is identification with our sense of individuality that creates the "I" sense ( which forms naturally in the process of separation from mother). That then drives the self-interest and mental narratives which in turn reinforce the ego. When we awaken to our true nature, that identification breaks. Then all the narratives fall away and we begin to see the world much more as it is. Then we can have a much more harmonious relationship with the world and those around us.
I agree that, in a sense, we create our own world. But it's not a separate world the same way, except in certain cases of mental illness. Rather, it's something of a shared narrative that overlaps a lot with others.
One of the things about the current time is that consciousness is rising. What this is doing collectively is pushing what is unhealed to the surface for resolution. But because most people don't understand this and how to release, they sit in fear or anxiety or worse, they act out their discomfort.
Key is allowing whatever is arising to be there so it can be felt and resolved. Not taking it personally or giving it special weight or resisting the experience, but simply allowing it to be there. Then we can move through it quickly and help the collective.
Wonderful. For awhile, I carried a small round rock around in my pocket. When I noticed it there, I thought of something different to be grateful for. In time, it shifted the whole tone of my attention. I dwelled on more positive things naturally. Life got easier and smoother. And things opened up within.
Love this and quite agree. We have to filter for relevance but so often, those filters get distorted by past misperceptions and such. The heavier we filter, the greater the distortion. As Blake told us, we should cleanse the doors of perception so we can see what is here more clearly. Often, this clear view is more enjoyable and uplifting, unconstrained by our past fears.
One minor quibble - our memory space is not limited. But our processing capacity is. Especially when we have excess filters. Shedding the surplus narratives makes many things so much simpler...