Ego is a feeling of importance: it encourages self-centeredness, pride, and loves seeking approval. It also reinforces feelings of inferiority and a sense of lack.
The modern society is the era of the surface self/ego: it amplifies the ego by promoting materialism, individuality, and feelings of self-importance. It deceives the masses that they can only attain happiness when they become important folks. Besides this, it strengthens the ego by making people focus on competition and comparing themselves with each other.
The modern society also fortifies our egos by making us identify with our achievements and material wealth. It encourages people to believe that their certificates, job titles, cars, and houses determine their self-worth. For this reason, most of us have become self-obsessed because we think life revolves around us.
We have let the ego control us without realizing its disastrous effects. The ego impedes creativity, increases our chances of failure, and prevents us from establishing good relationships. Primarily, it’s harmful to us because it destroys intuition. (I fully described the meaning of intuition in the article, The Era of Anxiety and the Destruction of Intuition).
Intuition, as Albert Einstein pointed it out, ‘is a sacred-gift.’ It leads to better decision-making, improves mental well-being, and boosts creativity. It also enables us to identify with our true purpose and allows us to know whatever we need to know because it’s our connection to our higher-selves.
Our intuitive abilities awaken when we are connected to the higher-self. The ego disconnects us from our higher-self by making us obsessed with the outer world, thus making us less intuitive. Besides this, we connect to the higher-self when we are loving and generous, but the ego prevents this connection by promoting competition, which causes jealousy, hate, and selfishness.
Moreover, the ego destroys intuition by causing too much noise in our heads. It makes us think continuously about our self-image and material possessions. It worries, judges, and it’s obsessed with thinking about other folks. The ego thus limits intuition by preventing us from having a clear and relaxed mind, which is necessary for the awakening of our intuitive abilities.
Therefore, the ego is an enemy of intuition. You must learn to transcend it if you are interested in awakening your intuitive abilities. Practice humility, and strive to connect with your higher-self instead of the surface self, and you’ll awaken your most reliable source of knowledge and wisdom.
“The constant chatter of the ego and analytical mind creates so much mental noise that we can’t hear the inner guiding voice of our higher-self.’ – Jeff,The Multidimensional Self: The Soul, Oversoul, and the Beyond
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