The Ego: Friend or Foe?

From the moment I realized that my ego was too dominant— I forged a quest to annihilate this “false self.” The notion of an “ego” seemed toxic to me. I was jaded. I’d seen people act truly evil when their ego ran the show. Not to mention, it gave rise to my defense mechanisms, so I thought: f*ck it.

Then— it hit me like a truck. Many articles, videos and talks later.

The ego is necessary.

We just spiral downward when we’re solely guided by our ego and in turn, we outcast our soul, ignore our spirit; and thus, imprison our “true self.”

We need to be aware of our sense of self (ego), our consciousness (soul) and the spirit within us all (God/”the source”) in order to be in alignment and experience harmony.

When our “stream of thinking” calls the shots, our “stream of consciousness” runs dry. We also checkout of the present,  resisting love and unity. The world seems dark, lonely and we grow colder.

Saying “kill the ego” is like saying “get rid of your sense of self.”

Our ego allows us to forge our own path. To set boundaries. To be “unique.”
But– it dwells on the past and worries about the future.

Our stream of consciousness (often associated with our “heart”) is our awareness of what is. Not how our thoughts speculate it might be. In the present moment, we can experience peace and connection to humanity. We also tap into our Inner G; allowing us to embrace and exude the light and tenderness we were all born with.

The Role of Emotions

Our emotions are typically signals from our subconscious mind.
They can shed light on what our souls yearn for.

We interpret the world by extracting meaning, and emotions give meaning to our lives. When we experience certain emotions and even physical sensations, our subconscious mind (associated with our body) is trying to give us some insight about our current beliefs and interpretations.

Our emotions are deeply affected by our thinking patterns. What we think about most often, becomes engrained in our subconscious and creates “default” approaches, based on our “core beliefs.”

Our ego is entirely a manifestation of our thoughts. It strives to make us feel “safe,” so it’s responsible…




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