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i got a big ego

The way the world is today, it's easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of daily life without taking a moment to reflect on the forces that shape our thoughts, behaviors, and interactions. One force that often goes unnoticed is the ego – that elusive aspect of the human psyche that influences how we perceive ourselves and the world around us.

This month we embark on a journey of self-discovery as we unravel the complexities of the ego and explore practical strategies overcome the ego so we can cultivate more self-awareness and growth.


To begin, let's first define what we mean by the ego – drawing from both psychological and spiritual perspectives, the ego can be understood as the part of the mind that mediates between the conscious and unconscious realms. It operates based on the reality principle, seeking to satisfy our desires and needs in socially acceptable ways. Whereas, in spiritual traditions, the ego is often viewed as the false sense of self or identity that arises from attachment to thoughts, desires, and external identities.


Once we have a clearer understanding of the ego, the next step is to recognize its influence in our own lives. This can be a challenging task, as the ego often operates beneath the surface, subtly shaping our thoughts, behaviors, and interactions. However, by paying attention to common signs and symptoms of ego-driven behavior – such as defensiveness, the need for control, and judgment – we can begin to shine a light on its hidden workings.


Armed with this newfound awareness, we can then embark on the journey of overcoming the ego. This journey requires courage, self-reflection, and a willingness to embrace vulnerability – as you'll hear me (Mary) share in this weeks podcast episode. By practicing mindfulness, cultivating humility and empathy, and embracing a growth mindset, we can begin to understand and overcome aspects of our every changing ego and live more authentically.

As I say, the journey to self-awareness has no ending as it's a life long one and now we begin with unraveling the ego – that often elusive aspect of the human psyche that shapes our perceptions and behaviors. By understanding the ego, recognizing its influence in our lives, and taking intentional steps to overcome its limitations, we can unlock the doors to personal growth, authenticity, and fulfillment.

Let's dive deep into the complexities of the ego and discover the boundless potential that lies beyond its confines. Are you ready to unravel the ego and unlock the secrets of self-awareness? Tune into this weeks podcast episode to learn more from Mary's perspective and understand the impact of your ego.

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