“Kristina Kaine has restored the sacredness of the I-being to its rightful place. She has given us back our individual spirit, not only knowledge of it, but how to care for our I-being, develop it, and become, through this new consciousness, oriented toward being a healing presence in the world.” Robert Sardello, Foreword “I-Connecting : The Soul’s Quest
Do we really understand what our I-being is? I mean really understand in our day-to-day exchanges in life. The best way to experience our I-being is to identify ego-being first. It is through the ‘I’ and the ego that we respond to life. The detail of how we do this is set out in my book quoted above.
Essentially, we must identify the difference between our soul and our spirit. Broadly, through our soul, we are focussed on self, the ego-view; through our spirit, we take a broader perspective able to experience the other person as if we were they. Then we feel their pain as if it is our own pain. This is the I-view.
It is possible to mix these two views and have an egotistic sense of ‘I’. This generally means that we experience the intensity of our own pain without being able to rise above it. As Robert Sardello explains, the consequence is the rise in the use of prescription drugs for anxiety and depression. This in turn dulls the sense of the ‘I’.
Another way to distinguish between ‘I’ and ego is to compare the way we think with the way we feel. Thinking is usually a more objective process than feeling. If we feel hurt by the actions of others, we have taken the ego-view. If, through thinking, we rationalise the situation objectively, we have taken the I-view. This simple exercise can be applied throughout the day to help us identify the difference between our I-being and our ego-being. Not that we should punish ourselves for taking the ego-view, that would be egotistical!
Meme explaining the difference between I-view and ego-view