Apr 21, 2019
What happens to Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny or Tooth Fairy, when a child learns they aren’t real? Nothing, because they never were real or alive to begin with. They lived only in the child’s imagination through the stories they were taught and had assumed were true. When a child investigates this and finds out their falsehood, the stories lose their power to grip the child’s imagination, to effect their emotions or influence their actions. They are seen for what they are, stories.
What happens to the ego, to the person we believe ourselves to be, when it’s learned that this one isn’t real? Nothing, because the ego was never real or alive. The ego lives only in one’s imagination through the stories presented in thought and believed to be true. Upon investigation, it’s found that this one exists only as an imagined character, just another Santa Claus or Easter Bunny. When seeing it’s falsehood, the ego’s story loses its power to influence emotions or actions, because it’s seen for what it truly is, just another story.