HJ: The term ‘ego’ is thrown around pretty loosely these days yet seldom anyone truly knows what it is, why we have one, and how it is the root cause of much of our suffering in this life. Simply understanding these three things is enough to loosen much of its grip on our consciousness and begin the process of taming it once and for all.
In it’s simplest terms, the ego is a mental self-defense mechanism that seeks to protect us from perceived threats, however, the form that this typically takes is over compensation for internal feelings of fear, insecurity and lack. The ego projects whatever persona it feels is necessary to make up for these limiting, distorted beliefs and so we feel better about ourself. This is a form of cognitive dissonance and causes us to suffer greatly, while never actually addressing the underlying issues that fuel the whole scenario.
If we are truly to begin to heal and raise our consciousness to its highest expression, we must begin the process of understanding and dismantling the ego, which is truly an incredible, liberating process.
Tired of Feeling Hurt, Angry, Alone? Face Your Ego
By George P.H. | The Man Up Blog