Understanding the Ego

The Ego, however, is not who you really are.  The ego is your self-image; it is your social mask; it is the role you are playing.  Your social mask thrives on approval.  It wants control, and it is sustained by power, because it lives in fear.    ~ Deepak Chopra (The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success:  A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams) ~

Your ego is the image you have of yourself.    Because your ego tries to overtake your thoughts, you’re easily bruised when things don’t go your way, people don’t act in the way you expect them to, people let you down, or people say or do things to offend you.  To let go of the ego, try to practice confidence without arrogance and humility without insecurity.  These are manners of personality that are without the self-image dynamics of the ego.

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Originally posted 2011-07-12 12:28:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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