Letting Go of Our Ego

Ego, the faceless monster

Letting go of our ego is an exercise to finding fulfillment, peace, and calmness in our lives. Ego is an identity we create for ourselves.its a self-image we have created to help survive the harsh realities of day to day life. Ego is comparing our positive attributes to someone’s worst attributes and the other way around. We have gotten so busy attaching labels to everything, marking everything in the world that we have forgotten who we are, why we are here on this planet earth and what’s our life’s purpose.

We complain all the time, we are so unsatisfied with almost everything around us that we fail to enjoy what we have. Ego makes us believe that we are not enough or that we don’t have enough. Ego is behind our eyes and our knees, manifests itself in different kinds of behavior. Online selfies, using social media for gratification and approval. Addressing the symptom not the root cause has become our daily part of our life.

From Ego to Anger

Let’s deep dive into how we can keep our ego under control. Performing selfless deeds and adding value not just to us but also those around us. Being in the present and truly grateful for what we have is another great way to break out of the habit of complaining. We need to consciously watch our whinging, whether it’s online or in person. We have to learn to accept things as they are and let go of anything not in our control. This also means we reflect and not react to every unfavorable situation out there.

 

On the highest throne in the world we sit only on our own bottom — Michael de Montaigue

 

Shift your focus from what should be to what is and appreciate your gifts. Ego destroys relationships, a powerful 3 letter enemy. Don’t feed your ego, take the high road and stay happy.

Ego is the false sense of who we are. It is incredibly fragile , and subject to self-judgment. One meager and almost insignificant action can cause our ego to come back cowering with its tail between its legs because it failed to live up to what we think others want us to be. Our ego enjoys feigning perfection. It likes to say the right thing at the right time to make the right impression. There is no depth to that false sense of who we are. They ego is born out of self-doubt and insecurity. 

Starve the ego. Feed the soul, y’all

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XOXO

Akansha

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