Ego: What is it? Where does it help? How does it not help?

Hello!! This week I bring a rather interesting and, in a way, an important subject, since to understand our ego well is crucial for a spiritual growth. The Ego not only sticks to “believe you are better than others.” This part of the ego really is the most insignificant and easiest to eliminate. There are other, much more important parts of the Ego to focus on and pay attention to.

What exactly is the Ego?

Today we can find thousands of answers to this question, but I will answer it based on my experience, and others’ that I have had the pleasure to help over the years.

The bottom line is that the ego is a defense mechanism. We live in a world where competition is brutal, where the big fish eats the small, etc. This is no different for the animals we share this planet with, they must fight even more for their survival. Our ego is connected to our most primitive instinct, “Fight or Flight.” Our ego only focuses on creating a life that is optimal, comfortable and quiet. It is for this reason that society is becoming more robotized. Society today makes things easier for us (if we have resources) and our ego is very grateful for all that comfort.

Our ego will help us decide what action to take during a difficult time, and this decision will generally be the best for our physical safety and comfort. As humans, during our development in childhood we begin to develop our ego, and when we reach puberty, our ego begins to transform to face life as an adult. It is here that many of our traumas caused by our parents can affect our ego.

Hello!! This week I bring a rather interesting and, in a way, an important subject, since to understand our ego well is crucial for a spiritual growth. The Ego not only sticks to “believe you are better than others.” This part of the ego really is the most insignificant and easiest to eliminate. There are other, much more important parts of the Ego to focus on and pay attention to.

What exactly is the Ego?

Today we can find thousands of answers to this question, but I will answer it based on my experience, and others’ that I have had the pleasure to help over the years.

The bottom line is that the ego is a defense mechanism. We live in a world where competition is brutal, where the big fish eats the small, etc. This is no different for the animals we share this planet with, they must fight even more for their survival. Our ego is connected to our most primitive instinct, “Fight or Flight.” Our ego only focuses on creating a life that is optimal, comfortable and quiet. It is for this reason that society is becoming more robotized. Society today makes things easier for us (if we have resources) and our ego is very grateful for all that comfort.

Our ego will help us decide what action to take during a difficult time, and this decision will generally be the best for our physical safety and comfort. As humans, during our development in childhood we begin to develop our ego, and when we reach puberty, our ego begins to transform to face life as an adult. It is here that many of our traumas caused by our parents can affect our ego.

And that is all! Next week I will be sharing a few tips and tricks to improve your daily life. Nothing fancy, nothing to buy, just a tiny bit change of habits that will bring major positive consequences in your life. This and more, next week!

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4 comments

  1. MN says:

    Noticed the ego is less important the more consistently I meditate.

    • Indeed… It gets to a point that you feel hollow, but in a very good way, sort of “the light passes clean through me, I am free”. It is hard to put in words, I am sure you have felt that too 🙂 And with meditation, after just a few tries, everybody can start already feeling that connection 🙂 Glad to know you are doing great!

  2. Tiffany Lin says:

    Thanks for the post! Looking forward to next week Fernando 🙂

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