Have you ever looked back on your own behavior and thought;
Why the heck did I do that?
Maybe you’d had an argument with a friend or a loved one and you’d overreacted to something that was completely unnecessary. Maybe you were triggered by an old insecurity about relationships or you’re sitting here wondering why you’ve been so hard on yourself at work.
The reason we do these things that sometimes seem out of line with what we feel and believe is because of something that we all have, but that we could do with a lot less of.
In the West, the term ‘ego’ is typically used to refer to your self-concept, or more specifically in a Freudian context, the organized part of the psyche that mediates the drives of the Id and the super-ego. Sometimes we always use ego in a colloquial sense to mean the self of self-importance, usually over other people.
In Eastern philosophy, ego usually means the feeling of I, which is all past karma that may be imprinted in an individual.
Either way, however we define ego, we all know that it’s something that gets in our way. Typically we can agree that reducing our ego is a way forward towards better relationships, a more open attitude, and a healthier sense of self.
However loosening the grip we have on our ego can be difficult in a culture that is focused on inflating the sense of the individual through achievements and rewards, social media accolades and personal narratives.
For this reason, it’s valuable that we take moments to reflect on the ego; what it is and how it harms us, so that in our reflections we may develop a necessary degree of self-awareness.
So without further ado, here are 18 quotes about the ego to inspire self-reflection and self-awareness.
“The ego is not master in its own house.” – Sigmund Freud
“Ego is a social fiction for which one person at a time gets all the blame.” – Robert Anton Wilson
“Part of me suspects that I’m a loser, and the other part of me thinks I’m God Almighty.” – John Lennon
“There is nothing that strengthens the ego more than being right!” – Eckhart Tolle
“Your ego is your soul’s worst enemy.” – Rusty Eric
“Ego is to the true self what a flashlight is to a spotlight.” – John Bradshaw
“Anytime there is a struggle between doing what is actually right and doing what seems right, then your ego is interfering with your decision.” – Darren Johnson
“The instinct that pulls us towards art is the impulse to evolve, to learn, to heighten and elevate our consciousness. The Ego hates this. Because the more awake we become, the less we need the Ego.” – Stephen Pressfield
“Love is happy when it is able to give something. The ego is happy when it is able to take something.” – Osho
“When one is without ego, one becomes infinitely free of all personal judgements, and perceives life and the world with divine eyes and mind. Nothing is offensive to them and they remain in perfect serenity and peace always.” – Mooji
“Spiritual practices help us move from identifying with the ego to identifying with the soul. Old age does that for you too. It spiritualizes people naturally.” – Ram Dass
“When ego is lost, limit is lost. You become infinite, kind, beautiful.” – Harbhajan Singh Yogi
“All you need to know and observe in yourself is this: Whenever you feel superior or inferior to anyone, that’s the ego in you.” – Eckhart Tolle
“Have you ever wondered why the slang terms for intoxication are so demolition-oriented? Stoned, smashed, hammered. It’s because they’re talking about the Ego. It’s the Ego that gets blasted, waxed, plastered.” – Steven Pressfield
“If you learn how to make fun of yourself, your ego will go down.” – Nirmala Srivastava
“Your ego is an avid interpreter. It is so quick to interpret events as ‘bad’ or ‘good,’ or ‘right.’ It never fails to see the little picture.” – Robert Holden
“The decision to make the present moment into your friend is the end of the ego.” – Eckhart Tolle
“Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.” – Thomas Carlyle
Attention Pick the Brain Readers!
Are you ready to ignite change in your own life?
If so then grab a copy of my free eBook:
MORNING MASTERY: The Simple 20 Minute Routine For Long Lasting Energy, Laser-Sharp Focus, and Stress Free Living
Ben is a freelance writer and the creator of Project Monkey Mind, a blog that looks at Psychology and Spirituality to find practical wisdom for the digital age.
To learn more about the Ego and how one may go about getting rid of it, check out his latest blog post: What is Ego Death?
How to Get Sh*t Done will teach you how to zero in on the three areas of your life where you want to excel, and then it will show you how to off-load, outsource, or just stop giving a damn about the rest.
Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic blog post. Really looking forward to read more. Will read on…
win money 2020
Hurray! I just got $1 BitCoin, Free! Earn $10 BitCoin Coupons & Huge Referral Bonus, All Free! Join me NOW: btckick.com
non prescription viagra buy viagra viagra over the counter
otc viagra buy viagra online over the counter viagra
cialis generic generic cialis cialis coupon
viagra without a doctor prescription order generic viagra cheap viagra
ed causes and treatment new ed treatments male dysfunction
top rated ed pills ed medications over the counter best non prescription ed pills
canadian online pharmacy viagra canadian pharmacy viagra is there a generic for viagra
how much viagra should i take the first time? buy viagra generic where to buy viagra
walmart viagra buy viagra online viagra professional
otc viagra generic viagra buy viagra online usa
704288 972907The electronic cigarette uses a battery and a small heating factor the vaporize the e-liquid. This vapor can then be inhaled and exhaled 850357
buy ed drugs online generic viagra ed drug prices
legal to buy prescription drugs from canada ED Pills Without Doctor Prescription cat antibiotics without pet prescription
what is the best ed drug Cheap Erection Pills doctors for erectile dysfunction
erection pills that work ED Pills Without Doctor Prescription ed therapy
pharmacy online ED Pills Without Doctor Prescription natural remedies for ed problems
pet meds without vet prescription canada ED Pills best male enhancement
expired cialis 3 years generic cialis for sale generic cialis coming out
best liquid cialis buy cialis online 5mg cialis
over the counter ed drug prices comparison prescription drugs canada buy online
natural ed medications canadian drug pharmacy natural ed remedies
cheapest sildenafil cheap generic sildenafil
instant online payday loans personal loans for bad credit
instant online payday loans payday loans no credit check
tadalafil generic tadalafil
sildenafil pharmacy sildenafil
622000 499378Generally I do not read post on blogs, nonetheless I wish to say that this write-up extremely forced me to take a look at and do so! Your writing taste has been amazed me. Thanks, extremely excellent post. 932099
viagra pills cheap viagra viagra
online ed medications buy Prednisone treatment for ed
natural help for ed Prednisone sale the best ed pill
online drug store cheap Prednisone ed medication online
viagra walmart viagra coupons 75% off viagra discount
cheapest generic viagra viagra sale viagra walmart
viagra canada viagra viagra for sale
buy ed pills online cheap Prednisone carprofen without vet prescription
ed tablets online pharmacy canada discount prescription drugs
ed aids canada pharmacy online pharmacy medications
natural remedies for ed buy Cipro online buying ed pills online
buy viagra online cheap cheap viagra best place to buy viagra online
ed drugs cheap Amoxil male enhancement products
buy viagra viagra generic name for viagra
prescription drugs without doctor approval best canadian pharmacy new ed drugs
best ed supplements: ways to treat erectile dysfunction aspirin and ed
generic cialis bitcoin legitimate cialis by mail cialis tolerance
is cialis generic available daily use of cialis cialis 20mg price
viagra canada buy real viagra online buying viagra online
side effects for cialis free cialis medication for providers interactions for cialis
zithromax purchase zithromax z-pak zithromax online
zithromax antibiotic without prescription zithromax tablets zithromax pill
ed meds approved canadian pharmacies online how to help ed
My only elder sister is having a hard time these days, so she recommended an article about 메이저사이트. It makes me feel happy, and so thankful.