The persona… contains in varying proportions, characteristics and tendencies which are currently considered in terms of good and bad, desirable and undesirable.
In trying to improve himself consciously, the individual denies those tendencies which he considers undesirable, and rejects them.
But such rejected tendencies do not really vanish; they remain and accumulate under the surface.
Such suppression is the root cause of many mental disturbances.
The realization of the fact that the unwanted aspects of one’s ego are an integral part of what makes for a supposed individual is the first step towards relief through surrender.
Once there is a basic realization of -and- acceptance of – the oneness of the good and the bad within the individual ego, all that is really needed is letting-go and witnessing of the operation of this realization.
~ Ramesh Balsekar