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In this video Andrew Cohen describe the difference between what he calls the Authentic Self, which is the part of us that wants to evolve and change, and then the Ego, which is the part of us that wants to stay the same.

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Comment by Michael Grove on June 21, 2011 at 9:03

A Tipping Point

Eventually, in the path and practice of Evolutionary Enlightenment, a tipping point is reached—an inner threshold that, once crossed, changes everything. It is that moment in your own evolution when you begin to care more about the process as a whole than you care about your ego's fears, desires, or concerns. And it represents the essential shift of identity that this teaching rests on: The SHIFT from the ego to the Authentic Self. When this occurs, your very motive for pursuing enlightenment evolves from one that is fundamentally self-centered to one that is focused upon the evolution of consciousness itself.

~ Andrew Cohen

Comment by Michael Grove on May 29, 2013 at 15:05

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the notion that the evolutionary process is ultimately driven by a spiritual impulse is continuing to gain traction, with a growing number of progressive philosophers, scientists, and mystics exploring its implications.

To many, it is simply a compelling philosophy, uniting the revelations of science and spirituality in a way that no other theory can. But others, like Aurobindo before them, are beginning to reach beyond a theoretical discussion to wonder: What might human life and culture look like if we fully took to heart the reality of this view?

Freed from the mythic dogmatisms of premodern religion, transcending the materialistic biases of modern scientific thought, and liberated from the narcissistic self-absorptions of postmodernity, what kind of new world could human beings aligned with the trajectory of a spiritually evolving cosmos actually create?

Comment by Michael Grove on July 4, 2013 at 22:13

I’ve understood this simple truth - that we all have egos no matter how enlightened we may be - and even taught it to thousands of people all over the world throughout my career. BUT when I was being asked to face my own ego by those who were nearest and dearest to me, I resisted. And I often made their lives difficult as a result.

                                                                               Andrew Cohen - June 26th 2013

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