“Whatever you learn through psychoanalysis or self-observation is about you. It is not you. It is content, not essence. Going b beyond ego is stepping out of content.” Eckhart Tolle (from The Power of Now)
What you observe as something— thoughts, emotions, feeling, concepts, psychological theories—is the separation of you The One) into two. Ego means Two, the One that is two. Ego is a subject/object operating system of the mind that is great for survival and making tools but not so great in answering the question: Who am I?
Ego ask what an object is and what it’s good for. But Ego can’t ask what it is as the One. Ego seeking continually divides it subject into a division of itself. Like Zeno’s Arrow, it never gets to the target because it keeps divided itself. The cup cannot know itself by analyzing the contents of the cup. YOU are whole, the ONE without a second. The cup both inside and outside as one.