- Q: Is the ego the source of our thoughts or are our thoughts generated elsewhere and passed through the ego?
- A: The ego arises out of the state of identification with thought. The moment of freedom arises when we realize that we are not our thoughts. Rather, according to Tolle, we are the awareness.
The Buddha would say we are not that either. But that very awareness is important and can be turned on itself and observed. Freedom from any identification leads to freedom.