|A big ego is like a big funny hat;|
you're the only one who thinks it looks good on you.
Is Your Ego in Your Way?
Everything has a purpose, but as I learned last year when my gallbladder was removed; some things are not always needed. In other words, you can live without them.
Your ego has served you well. It has been there to remind you to take care of yourself. It was there to tell you that even though you are a part of a collective, you still have an individual part to play, and it was there to inform you that you are good enough, smart enough and dog gone it, people like you.
But when the ego is inflated or deflated it will cause enormous problems. Ironically, an ego that is either too high or too low will yield the same results; wallowing in your own stuff.
The ego gets in the way of the joy of life by telling you that you deserve more, or that nobody likes you.
The warm up of the ego's vocal cords becomes the beginning and closing number and sounds something like this, “ME-ME-ME-ME-ME.”
That ego has to be right at any cost and knows everything. The irony though, is that it believes in nothing. Who needs faith or hope when you have a know-it-all ego?
Life requires that we remain hopeful and optimistic. Life needs you to imagine the possibility of a better you and a better world, but it can’t when the ego thinks it knows what all outcomes will already be.
I’ve had to relocate my existence from my head to my heart and my only regret is that I should have moved down here sooner.
Be you, be well, be moving.
Bertice Berry, PhD.