I have been thinking about this one for a while. What does ego actually mean. The dictionary states:
Primary Meanings of
an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
your consciousness of your own identity
So if ego is an inflated feeling of pride than ego is a bad thing. I thought ego meant the self at a soul level, but maybe that is wrong. So when somebody says that I have to put my ego to one side, they mean my inflated self. I feel though I don’t feel superior to others, i often feel self doubt and am not happy with my body, I feel i have no confidence. Is that my ego too? And what about my alter-ego, does that refer to the crazy half of myself? The one that turns into a Hulk when pushed to far? I read in a book lately that it is important to take a step back and observe to realise what a high-maintenance entity my ego is. And that to find your true self your ego need to be put to one side to shed light on the real me. This throws up questions for me like: Where am I not being authentic? Where am I acting instead of being real? Am I ever being real?
The phrase:’ massaging someones ego’ makes me laugh. i find it difficult to massage my own ego not alone someone else 😉 have a good day everybody.