One of the hardest things to let go of for some people is their ego. I am not exempt from it. I work on it everyday.
I am sure you can identity when ego is acting up in others: those who always think they are right, who control and those who think and act like they are above other people. There’s been a lot of dialogue lately amongst some of my close colleagues and friends about ‘ego’ and how it affects how we interact with each other.
Yeah, I go there with my friends. If you know me well…you know I am more open to talking about things like these than I am about shoes. (Geez…I know).
Reading some Deepak this morning, I came across an excerpt where he describes the three things the ego is doing all the time:
1) the need to control,
2) the need to be approved, and
3) the need to judge.
He adds, “Be aware of them every time they come up and decide to let them go.”
I know that it may be difficult to do but I have found that meditation and prayer have helped me identify when those feelings arise.
When I decided to live what I call a fabulous life, a life filled with abundance, child like wonder and awareness all while being my perfectly imperfect self I learned that I am constantly evolving, growing, learning from myself and others.
When you decide to go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue…you can reach a state of bliss, joy and yes, live fabulously.
How do you practice awareness? Has your ego held you back? I’d love to hear what you do. Leave me a comment below.