Posted @withregram • @the.holistic.psychologist I’ve been getting tons of questions around fully explaining the ego, so I spent a couple of ours today creating this for you. “Awakening” is not for monks or for people who consider themselves spiritual. Awakening is simply having awareness of your own ego. When we understand there is a voice in our mind constantly telling stories, we begin the process of understanding that these stories are not reality. They are just the internalized voices + beliefs of others that we believe to be true.
The more ego work practice (see slides for more info) the more freedom we have. We can access more peace, deeper relationships, + our true nature of awareness beyond the incessant stream of thoughts.
The ego wants us to be safe. This is not a bad thing, unless we don’t have awareness. Ego is simply attempting to protect us from pain + make sense of who we are. The issue is that it does this based on our past. It’s constantly attempting to keep us safe by repeating that past. Repeating the past is familiar + the space where ego will always attempt to keep us.
To stop the cycle of living our past, we need to witness (heal) the ego.
We do this by leaving the ego thought stream to find conscious awareness in the present moment, something most of us lost a long time ago.
Ego work has completely changed my life. I owe so much of my healing to this work, + my intention is to spread it so other people can experience the same.