What Is Your Ego
Telling You to Do?
by Beth Maynard Green
My ego says this blog should be on the front page of The Huffington Post. And if it were, even that wouldn’t be enough, because even if it were on the front page, it wouldn’t be up long enough or in a prominent enough position for total ego satisfaction. Or even if it were, my ego wouldn’t be satisfied because I didn’t get enough “likes” or comments, or the comments weren’t positive enough. Or something. My ego tells me that I need to be important. Where does your ego position you?
Our egos certainly have a way of dominating our inner and outer conversations. They tell us that we are different — better or worse, smarter or dumber, better-looking or uglier, sicker or more athletic, wiser, more cunning, more compassionate, more in need, more stupid, more “right,” more something than others, or at least we should be. And we need to prove that it’s true and be acknowledged as such. And our egos can be sly. Some of us have egos that tell us we’re nothing, yet we are secretly judging others. Some of us have egos that announce to others that we’re nothing, so that we can protect ourselves from their judgments.