Ego, succinctly: The voice in the head that never shuts up. “To finally know divinity as our own consciousness and being, we need only understand that it’s our nonstop thinking that obscures the direct experience of God.”
If we are kind to ourselves, we will not be unkind to anyone else. The reverse is also true.
We see nakedly when we see without thinking about what we are seeing, when there’s no screen of mentation separating seer from seen, when for a moment the subject/object split is healed. Babies and other new life forms see nakedly. First, their faces open as if they are seeing something miraculous. Then they smile. If the new life form is a puppy, it licks our faces with a giddy avidity. They are thrilled, I tell you. Thrilled.