We need something to identify ourselves with, who we are, what we do, why we´re here, what our role is....It is very hard for our human minds to comprehend the depth of what we truly are, which is NOT our Ego.
So what are we?...(This is getting deep!)
Only you can find your own answer for that question...
During meditation you can get to observe yourself, and realize you are not your thoughts or your emotions. You become the observer, you realize that really, in a way, you are detached from your human mind and you are simply consciousness. You can become aware of many things during meditation, including the dynamics of the Ego.
What is the Ego? That´s a difficult question…
One thing I know is that the Ego is fear-based, again, this is crucial for our survival, it keeps us safe from danger. But most times there is no danger, and the illusion that there is keeps us away from moving into love.
The Ego can manifest in a lot of different ways; through disassociation, disconnection from one another, the illusion of separation. Through anger, competition, greed, hatred, punishment, judgment…Through feeling superior or inferior to others in any way. Through the feeling of not being capable, not feeling good enough. Through being unkind to others, being unkind to ourselves. Through the victim mentality, feeling like the world is against us, disempowerment. Through the comfort zone, since the Ego doesn’t like the unknown cause it´s uncertain. Through the image of ourselves we create, what we identify ourselves with…so many things!
A lot of these manifestations of the Ego keep us away from love, from fulfilling our life purpose, from unity, from consciousness. A lot of these things keep us from not just connecting with others, but also with ourselves.
However, what you resist persists. Have you ever thought…“I´m gonna stop thinking about that” and then it was even harder to get that thought out of your mind?
It´s the same with the Ego.
The Ego is fed by anything fear-based and that includes it´s rejection.
For some time I was overly concerned about my Ego and all my shadows…I hated it, I was at war with it, always trying to control it. I didn´t want to leave the love vibration, I didn´t want to act, think or feel through my Ego in any way. This was extremely stressful…I was under all this pressure I had impose over myself, to be perfect. Until one day I realized that during this time my Ego had had more power over me than ever.
This was all emanating from my Ego, yep, my Ego wanting to erase itself…Ironic?
Then I remembered that there is not such thing as perfection here on Earth and that´s okay.
I am aware of my shadows, my imperfections; my Ego, but I don´t identify myself with it, the same way I don´t identify myself with this human experience, I´m so much more! All of us are. We are limitless, unlike the Ego.
The Ego is in need of love; not adoration but real love and acceptance. When we stop fighting against it it will stop controling us.
It´s okay to have flaws, we don´t need to work on all of them at the same time. The expectation of being Ego-less is unrealistic. We can only do our best and be very kind to ourselves in the process, we need to try and avoid judging ourselves so much.
Becoming aware of the many manifestations of the Ego is very important though and we always have the opportunity to choose love.
“Where there is fear put love”
My advice? Don´t take yourself so seriously! And also, I recommend the book "Freedom, Power and Grace” By Deepak Chopra.
I hope you´re having a self-loving day!
On a deep, beautiful journey of expansion, healing and sharing.
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