There is just so much misunderstanding about the Ego.
Most of us think of the Ego as this nasty, dark side of us that lies hidden and drives us to think of ourselves in inflated, “egotistical” ways. It’s a negative description of someone, or some action, that represents “it’s all about me” and my needs, wishes, beliefs and desires are the only things that are important. And, in reality, that is a SIDE the Ego can express.
The other, more positive side, is that the Ego actually is how we define the Self apart from “others.” It is the “I”, or Self, of any person as thinking, feeling, and willing, and distinguishing itself from the selves of others and from objects of Its thought.
In other words, it is necessary to embrace our Ego if we are going to have the power over our own thought. Our thought is not the “Self” and our Ego allows us to explore our power of self-creation through expressing our individuality.
It is time to embrace our Ego and exercise its power we have over it through conscious creation: I am not my thought, I am not my belief, I am not my fear, I am not my old teachings. I Am the power of my own choice. I Am the power of my self-direction. I Am the power of my own God.
It’s 2020. Embrace the Ego of Self (your individuality) and create a powerful You.
“Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient’s ego freedom to decide one way or another.”