Our ego is one of the most self-destructive mechanisms of our character and abilities. It can become our greatest obstacle to our personal development because the way we view the world depends on it.
The role of ego
Our ego directs everything that goes in our everyday experience. Our perception of any event will determine our positive, negative, an opportunity, or a setback experience. Most of the time, we have no awareness of the strong influence our ego has on our perception because it is part of our memory and consciousness. It is intimately involved in planning, controlling and conforming to reality.
We thought our ego was the same as ourselves. It’s who we are and separate from our environment. Many of us don’t realize the truth that we are not our ego. We are a soul. Our ego is about attention and power. Our soul, on the other hand, is about happiness and love. However, many of us choose the attention and power over love and happiness. Since we don’t normally realize that our ego’s agenda is not our interest, we make our ego’s priorities our own. Many of us spend our entire life chasing our ego’s goal.
Our ego will make our life miserable if we follow our slanted ego’s agenda. The ego is about boundaries, which make us vigilant about the smallest insults. It gets us into unneeded fights losing our loved ones and friends to unnecessary bickering. Since it wants to dominate everyone, it makes us insensitive and incapable of listening. Then again, if we try to reduce the size of our ego and become less defensive and more capable of empathy, we become approachable, fun to be around, and our love multiplies.
Ego causes stress that clouds our thinking which makes us incapable of finding our way out. Stress will prevent our soul from expressing itself because it will dominate our lives if we allow it to remain strong. By reducing stress, we can reduce our ego because our thinking clears, and we can better control our impulses.
Our Ego and Personal Development
The state of our ego can either enhance our personal development, or create an insuperable obstacle. It can open avenues to a fulfilling and rewarding life, or confine us to a life of self-imposed limits of individual growth.
Our ego is a false center who provides a deceitful sense of pride that drives a selfish agenda. It constantly upholds our point of view. It is self-centered and consistently judging who is inferior and superior to us and instigate a sense of comparison, which is good and bad. However, if you learn how to develop a deep understanding between the infinite nature of the unseen connection of the ego aspect of mind, you can harmonize your thoughts to create a positive experience.
While our ego is necessary for us to learn about our actual self, we can only experience a harmonious life when we understand the role that our ego mind plays in creating the circumstances and events in our life. Whereas our ego is a false center, it is a must in order for us to know what is real.
Everyone around us is involved in developing our ego, and everybody is trying to modify it so that we don’t become a nuisance to society. Criticism deflates our ego, balances our mind, and stops us from getting a swollen head. Through awareness, and understanding, we will realize that our ego can cause misery and stress. It may have good intentions, but it makes us feel we’re not good enough. Try to realize what’s going on. Remember, our negativity and insecurity are not us. We are not our thoughts. We are the awareness behind our thoughts. Let’s not let our ego hold us back from starting a life we want. Nobody can do it for you, Use Your Wings.