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Chapter 3 of "A New Earth" by Eckhart Tolle

In Chapter 3 of "A New Earth" by Eckhart Tolle he discusses the core of the ego and how the ego's strategies of complaining and seeking drama are separate from who you really are.

From an analytical standpoint, what is he saying exactly and which passage seems the most relevant and profound to sum up his message in this chapter? I am looking for another perspective to see if I am missing some of his points. Every time I read this book, I pick up on something else.

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As you assess Chapter 3 of "A New Earth" by Eckhart Tolle, I interpret his discussion of the core of the ego and how the ego's strategies of complaining and seeking drama are separate from who you really are in the following ways:

I feel like he is asserting how we are too egotistical in nature as "Most people are so completely identified with the voice in the head..." He articulates how the core of the ego is so I-based, not God-based. He demonstrates how our egos are so deeply "conditioned by the past: your upbringing, culture, family background, and so on." Those habits and patterns are so tough to break since we can play "habitual roles" or embrace ideas or attitudes that we are unaware of. For me, I tend to play the role of helper or ...

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Chapter 3 of "A New Earth" by Eckhart Tolle is briefly interpreted in terms of theme.

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