The ego’s flair for drama and pain avoidance can keep us from who we want to be.
Let’s start with the definition because ego is thrown around a lot but rarely clearly defined. I was taught a specific definition by one of my spiritual mentors and it’s the one I’ve come to use in my work. So by ego, I don’t mean what society equates with “someone having a big ego,” as being full of yourself, boastful, prideful, or cocky. And I don’t mean the Freudian ego, which I will not attempt to summarize.
The ego, for our purposes, is defined as the learned negative self-chatter and negative self-beliefs we carry. Continue reading “Leggo of your Ego”
We need to revert back to our four year old selves and ask “why?” about everything.
“Because because. That’s why.”
When we were little, we asked “why” to understand how the world around us works. We did it to learn. I propose, to learn about your inner world, you ask yourself, “why” the same way you did when you were a little kid.
I feel like we don’t ask ourselves, “why?” enough. But I think we answer this question even less. “Why am I doing this?” “Why did I do that?” This may be the simplest way to create self-awareness. Continue reading “Why? Why? WHY?”