I am reading A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. He talks a lot about the Ego. I wanted to discuss my thoughts on it. As I am going through my spiritual/personal journey. I recognize how powerful the ego is, and how it can keep us in a low vibrational state. When I meditate, and try to connect to a higher vibration. My thoughts(ego) keeps me from connecting to my higher self/guides. It tries to distract me. The ego=attachment. It keeps us attached to money, power, people, objects, thoughts, material things etc,. It can make us obsess over things, or people.
The ego can help keep us grounded in reality. I do believe we should enjoy and live life. Enjoy the things within it, but we shouldn’t get over consumed by it. There needs to be a balance. It is our goal to keep it in check, but it can be a tough challenge, even for myself. I think about the time I was in the car, and I was going to turn, and this other car was turning too, we almost hit each other. My first thought was “I was in the right.” I instantly realized what my ego was trying to do, it really likes to be right. What does it matter who was right!? We can both be right or wrong, or one was right or wrong, it doesn’t matter, it happened, and we both came out safe. The ego can trick us like that, but awareness can set you free from the confines of it.
The Ego creates obsessions to people, things, money, social media to keep us from higher learning, and looking deep into ourselves. The ego likes to constantly be entertained or distracted. It is quite difficult to sit in silence. It likes to fill our minds with thoughts, most of the time thoughts that push us down, rather than lift us up.The ego likes to trap us in reality. Although it can keep us grounded, it can also keep us stuck from our personal/spiritual growth.