If every thought has an identity related to it, why attach to one more than the other? Why attach to one at all? All thoughts, and thus all identities are products of past experiences predicting future events. Since neither is happening now, they are machinations of the mind. Fabrications. Illusions. Now either exists as no thought or awareness of thought. Thought and awareness of thought cannot exist together.
Ego, and awareness of the ego, cannot co-exist.
– Eckhart Tolle
But there is still an “I”. Even with awareness of thought there comes an observer, since there is something that is aware. Is that awareness the universe? The universe being aware, coming alive at one single point. Looking at waves and freezing them into a specific pattern. Once awareness is diverted does the observed still exist? The observer seems to either go into the emptiness or continue on into the next thought pattern.
Yet you see the moon in your consciousness. There was no moon till it was an experience in your consciousness. Your brain is not registering pictures of the moon. It is sensing a digital on-off code of photons or waves of electricity (same thing) The collapse of wave function that creates the moon is in your consciousness (that has no location because its non local) The moon exists in consciousness—no consciousness, no moon—just a sluggishly expanding wave function in a superposition of possibilities. All happens within consciousness and nowhere else.
– Deepak Chopra
In the case of people without insight into the nature of consciousness, the mental activity is in the center of consciousness. Every thought creates a new center, a new identification which is the ego — there is nothing else there. We cannot talk about “one” ego but rather about a flow of conscious or semi-conscious events, being capable of operating in a relatively integrated way. This is the function of the ego.
– Aziz Krsitof