If you’re starting on this spiritual journey, you hear a lot of people talk about the ego. Some will say you need to suppress the ego or kill the ego to get spiritual enlightenment. Others say you need to balance out the ego with your higher self. But all in all, a lot of people don’t even know what the ego is
If I could make it as simple as possible the ego is the part of yourself that you’ve created to protect your inner self or that inner child. The ego is always about survival and the self. There’s nothing wrong with that. All in all, I agree there should be a balance between connecting to your all-giving higher self and know what’s just best for you.
But the ego is a very temporal thing.
Its the part of ourselves that we learn the hard lessons from. The ego is like a dream self where when you’re sleeping, you are this certain “person” completely different. When you wake up, that person fades away and realizes that wasn’t “really you” .
The real “you” is the higher self. That higher self is connected to the all and it knows all. The ego is that video game character you decided to use to play “the game” . So in some aspect, you need the ego but you also have to realize that you shouldn’t get too connected to it because it’s not who you really are. You are far greater than that. You control the ego.