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A client asked a great question...How do you know when it's your ego talking to you?

I'll throw a couple of ways out there, but I want to hear from you as well...

- When you are confused
- When the perspective comes from fear, not love

There are lots of ways, what else can we say?

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A few other ways that indicate "ego" and not "self" is talking:

1. If you find yourself having a strong emotional attachment to an outcome.
2. If you feel a need to "be right."
3. If you are feeling doubtful or insecure about a situation.

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Great ones!  I like that insecure word especially, that's a new one for me and a good one to keep in mind.

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This is a great question.  I tend to look at ego as the thing that tricks us into believing that we can derive joy from exterior sources.   Ego is usually about the things that we hope other people will think about us, material possessions or status symbols.

People spend a great deal of time fretting about how they stack up to their friends, what kind of car they drive, how powerful they are and other things that really don't help us become more fulfilled.

The solution.  Get to know and love yourself and get as healthy as possible.  Happiness follows.

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Thanks, Guy!  Great stuff!


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This is a never ending quest, I think, to balance my ego and my soul.  I know the ego's job is to protect me, so it's not all bad.  The thing is, it's often protecting me with bad information.  Mine often believes that I need "to look good" in the eyes of others or be right.  But my soul knows that I am perfect just the way I am.  Perfect in my imperfection.  When I tap into that Spirit, judgment goes away and I feel whole.  When I let my ego lead me, I feel disconnected, irritable, annoy-able.  So that's my barometer.  If I'm irritable or annoyed, my ego is in charge and I need to reconnect with Spirit.

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