If we can be present in each moment, we step out of relative time into the flow of living. Even if we can be fully present only for brief moments, we experience some degree of the peace or serenity of
Oh no! The ego will not die.
Some teachings refer to death of the ego as a prerequisite, or as a casualty, in awakening or enlightenment. Metaphorically this may be true, but many teachers and seekers take this literally. When teachers speak of death of the ego,