Tuesday, September 29, 2009
The Ego Within Us
We all have a permanent guest who stays within us. Its our ego that has occupied this space and comes into action whenever it feels it should. In some cases it sleeps all the time and is awake when it thinks is necessary. Ego is so big that it cannot fit anywhere but only in its inflated shadow or area. It exists in our unconscious and conscious mind and controls it.
Its presence makes it more difficult to accept the reality and ultimately results in actions that may not be correct but is convenient to us. In an attempt to not prove yourself wrong you go on with the decision that your unconscious mind has taken which is fully controlled by your ego thinking that its your conscious mind which has taken it. One may even realize their mistake but never confront with it. This is the phase where the ego in you is in absolute control. It never wins you friends nor your able to get peace when it has taken full control over you.
Human beings are bound to make mistakes, but to accept it is a big thing. Very few do. What really stops them for accepting it? Its fear of being proven wrong and having conditioned your mind that its an insult. Fear and Insult are the most powerful weapon of ego that makes us weak.
Presence of ego is not bad but its degree of presence and control on us it what makes its existence advantageous or disadvantageous for us. It is important to have self esteem, as a person without it misses the zing to succeed. Its a drive which is very powerful and helps the individual to be focussed on his goals. To achieve anything in life one has to be steadfast with their goal in life. Hurdles will come and does try to distract and destroy you but a person who uses this to his own advantage and in a positive way ultimately achieves success without damaging your conscience.
Lets try and take control of ourselves rather than being controlled. Learn to recognize the ego!