Id-Ego-Superego…and beyond

Ego death is the ultimate goal of life,I think it’s a fair statement that if you’ve experienced ego death then you’re a superior psychonaut. It is the most intense feeling of connections ever.All sensations of ego are self dissolved until nothing is left but a loving union with everything.

It’s like multiple versions of you transcending time slowly at t=0 sec ,1 sec, 2 sec.The mystery of Quantum Physics unfolds merely through look and feel.Your individuality disintegrates into every bit of tiny cellular aspect of your body.Winds howling around and time almost slowed to an absolute stopping point. Getting consumed by a pure whitish light coming from everywhere…

The id, ego, and super-ego are three distinct, yet interacting agents in the psychic apparatus. Surah Ya-Sin is the 36th chapter of the Quran and it states “We sent to them two Messengers, they belied them both, so we reinforced them with a third, and they said: “Verily! We have been sent to you as Messengers”

The “ego death” is an extreme state brought on by psychedelic drugs as well. A complete transcendence − beyond words, beyond space-time, beyond self. There are no visions, no sense of self, no thoughts. There are only pure awareness and ecstatic freedom: an initially terrifying sensation where the user enters a trance, before their entire sense of self disappears and they’re left with nothing but voidness and the awareness that everything in the universe is connected.

“Ego death” in the broader sense doesn’t necessarily involve LSD, or mushrooms, or DMT, or anything else. It’s simply a life-shattering cerebral experience. Buddhists call it Enlightenment and believe it can be cultivated with meditation(Vipassna); Sufi Muslims call it fana; psychologist Carl Jung dubbed it “psychic death”, and defined it as when — after a period of suffering — our consciousness “dies” and is resurrected.

Spiritual awakenings can be ugly. The truth can leave you miserable. You lose interest in things, people drift away, you question your career. However normal life eventually reintegrates, leaving us happier for having gone through it.

Certainly ego death seems to offer solutions to many of life’s problems However our egos can’t be killed for long, perhaps making friends with the ego, and learning how to control it, would be healthier than trying to destroy it.