Ego by Any Other Name is Still Ego: What is Ego? (Part 1)

All fear is the ego’s fear of death or annihilation. Eckhart Tolle

What is ego? It’s been passed down that our ego is a little, red cape-donning devil sitting on our shoulder luring us to do and say bad things. That it’s the voice keeping us tethered to judgment, compromise and mediocrity. That it’s the force that thwarts our aspirations and opportunities. That it’s the insecure, self-deprecating, name-calling, complicated jerk inside us all. Needless to say, it’s acquired quite a bad rep over the years. I’d like to offer up a different story on the plight of our dear ol’ ego in a series of 5 posts, beginning with this one. Continue reading “Ego by Any Other Name is Still Ego: What is Ego? (Part 1)”