There are many definitions of the ego, but the most common one is the sense of self, as opposed to another person or something outside yourself. The challenge has become that the ego has taken a slightly different form. Instead of just a sense of self, it has become a sense of self as superior to people and situations around you. So it has become more of a self-worth, than a self-identification. We’ve moved from ego to ego trip!
Whether you realize it or not, experiencing Love is all you really want. Money, treasures, even good health and better relationships are all things you think that you need. But they are only strategies - means, not ends.
Subscribe to the iPEC Blog and discover how you can help people make profound and lasting shifts in their lives.
Every moment asks you to show up in some way. Consider, right now, who are you being? How are you showing up?
Forgive me, as this post will be a bit longer than usual, but I needed to get some things out. There's a character in Ayn Rand’s reputed and much discussed work, Atlas Shrugged, named John Galt. In the first half of the book, characters, out of despair, use John Galt’s name as a reason to give up (meaning only a mythological, made up person like Galt could answer, solve, or fix this situation). The story reveals that Galt is a real person (“character”) and, ultimately, comes to symbolize the power and potential of the human mind.
I was just reading an article by Ben Johnson entitled, “Helping Students Deal with Uncertainty in the Classroom” and couldn’t help but think about how most adults handle uncertainty.