I believe that people in the BJJ community who say "leave your ego at the door" when talking about BJJ are either deluding themselves, deluding their students (intentionally or unintentionally) or have a different definition of the ego to me.
I say bring the ego to the mat with you, keeping it under your upmost attention. How else will you understand it and your relationship to it if you're always leaving it at the door? What do you think happens when you step off the mat after the session? It just right back on you like a monkey! Are you any wiser about your ego if you leave it at the door? No! Of course not! You just wasted a wonderful opportunity to examine and understand the ego and your relationship to it by leaving it at the door.
More on this in a (very near) future post.
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