As much as I love the Queen B, her hit single “ego” got the concept and definition of ego totally wrong. When we think ego, we think arrogance conceit. This is just an incredibly small portion of what the ego is.
The ego is a collection of ideas we carry around.
I am what I have
I am what I do
I am my reputation
I am separate from everybody else
I am separate from god
“Ego” is the aspects of yourself that you consider to be “you.” A perfect example of this is a brief self-inquiry assessment.
Who are you? I’m Erica.
Who is Erica? Erica is a female, she is a wife, and she is a mother.
Did Erica exist before she become a wife and mother? Well.. Yes.
So then who were you before you were a wife and mother? I was Erica.
Who is Erica? She is me.
Who is me? I’m Erica. I am me.
Well, that cannot be, because I am ME too.
Are we both ME? Well you are me for you and I am me for me.
Who is me? I...