Because it’s sleeping..
Have you ever made decisions based on what you thought other people were thinking of you?
It happens to all of us at some point, but the funny thing is, if we knew others’ thoughts, we’d find out they probably weren’t thinking of us!
Many people rely on other people for a sense of their self-esteem and self-importance.
EGO in this article is defined as a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance.
When we live by the ego our happiness depends on external approval. We will always be searching for more, wanting more, and never having ‘enough.’
The ego thinks in terms of how others perceive itself. The ego believes that you are successful when you have more or do more than another person. Our true self is happy when we are working on genuinely bettering ourself.
Comparison is a big disappointment & a quality of the ego. I have found myself to be much happier when I stop comparing myself to others.
Expectations can also lead to disappointment.
The moments pass you by as you await a ‘better’ future. This is a delusion that so many people fall into because when the future comes, are you enjoying it?
Or are you still awaiting a better better future?
That’s the ego.
Why awaken ego?
Once it becomes awakened, it can’t fully go back to sleep/unconscious living.
All the answers won’t just come to you, but you will be on your way to a more intentional life, as I am on the same journey. Far from perfect but living and learning.
As you become more self-aware, aware of how you’ve been acting through your ego, you will begin to realize how much potential you really have and how much time you have been wasting on meaningless experiences.
I have wasted lots of time dwelling in wondering what others might be thinking of me. As I began to let go of what they might be thinking I have found myself feeling truly alive in bliss & liberation.
When you realize that even though your eyes have been open, you may have been asleep, you will begin to awake.
4 thoughts on “Awaken the Ego”
I enjoyed this post so much. I struggle with how I react to my own ego and it keeps me in the depths of my thoughts. ( I tend to get lost in thought quite easily) You stated that one could spend less time in meaningless experiences, that resonated with me. I had an experience recently when I allowed myself to be in a situation, that well, I helped create. I know helped create this situation because it resembled one I had been in before. ( Many times before) Maybe one phase of understanding ego is also to know yourself as you are, in the moment.
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Thanks for sharing! It’s all too easy to get trapped in our egos as we all do it. I agree that understanding yourself in the moment would help understand ego more.
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There seems to be this constant battle between self induced assimilation and happiness. I made some huge changes just a few years ago. It is tough sometimes to escape what we’re born to vs what makes us truly fulfilled. I’ve enjoyed a few of your posts here. Think I’ll follow along. Good stuff, Thanks.