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This new series on Jung and Yoga explores the common threads between Yoga Philosophy and Jungian Psychology. As we merge East-West concepts, you can better understand how both can lead to a more fulfilling life. This episode explores the concept of “ego” in both Jung and Yoga Philosophies. We discuss:

  • The three ways the ego creates suffering
  • How the ego is set up for survival but not spiritual transcendence
  • How to work with your mind to recognize your ego and begin to change the direction of your life


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3 Ways Your Ego Creates Suffering

Transcript

Debra Maldonado 00:30
Hello, welcome to another episode of Soul Sessions with CreativeMind. I’m Debra Maldonado. I’m here with Dr. Rob Maldonado. We are about to enter a new series. The topic is Jungian yoga, combining East and West philosophy. One of the things we’ll discuss today is the ego. But before we begin, I want to remind you, if you’re watching us on YouTube, click the button in the corner and make sure you subscribe to our channel. If you’re listening to us on Spotify, iTunes, or any other podcast service, go to our website, click on Subscribe and make sure you get every episode of Soul Sessions. Today’s topic is The Three Ways the Ego Can Either Make You or Break You. It’s an East-West perspective.

Rob Maldonado 01:32
It’s part of the series of Jungian Yoga, where we look at East-West. Obviously, by the West we mean Jungian psychology primarily, but we can also look at other things like neuroscience, compare and contrast some of these elements. We all arrive at the same place if we look for the truth. The truth is always the truth, whether we approach it from the scientific perspective, from the yoga perspective, or any other way, we reach the same conclusion. Let’s look at the ego. I’d like to dedicate this series to people experiencing autoimmune problems, or autoimmune disorders. Some of the latest statistics indicate that about one in nine women, and one in 12 individuals, both men and women, experience autoimmune problems. Hopefully, some of these ideas help you deal with the problems that come up.

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