I’ve been thinking about this specific BLOG for weeks. Ego is the topic. We all need it to survive. How much do we need, though is the real question. Yes, if I’m going in for surgery, I want my doctor to have an ego, to think he/she is the best at what he/she does. Who wouldn’t?
Ego is basically a person’s sense of self-esteem, or self-importance. Hypothetical question, if I give a homeless person looking for food half of my sandwich and told someone about the good dead I had done, is that feeding my ego? Some people would say yes. Guess what? I say no because if I say something, it’s passing it on. Maybe the few people who heard the story will take it upon themselves to help the next person, and so on. Just that one conversation could eventually feed hundreds of people or more.
Here’s another example that is true. I’m at the gym and I say to myself I’m going to row for 15 minutes and will do 450 strokes. If I get tired, do I stop, or do I keep going? If I keep going am I feeding my ego? I actually thought about it once. No, it’s not my ego. I decided that I would push myself to reach my goal.
And now that I’m delving in, I believe it’s the attitude behind it all. In the examples above, if a doctor, or I are trying to boast when telling the story, to say we are better than others because of our actions, is not in my mind the correct of way of living. Oh wow, so am I having judgment on someone else’s belief system? No, just on my own. When it comes to ego, there’s a fine line.
When I stand and give readings in public settings with 75 to 100 in attendance, I know Spirit has my back. I allow, become a channel and do the work. One must have a certain amount of gumption, resourcefulness to stand up, though, and do it. I do get so very excited when readings connect, is that my ego? Again, it’s me getting excited. I love how Spirit works through me and other mediums. It is magical. It has nothing to do with my ego. Thank you Spirit!
Are there people out there who do their work to boost their ego? Maybe, maybe not. It’s OK either way. Helping others is tops on my list. Sometimes I forget about myself, as we all do.
Thank you for all you do!
Blessings and Namaste
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.