Ego is insecure and often uncooperative as it is blamed for everything that goes wrong in our lives. It gets blamed anyway because we need a scapegoat for our shortcomings. We cannot just kill the ego and expect to be whole. The ego is an essential aspect of life which enables us to recognize ourselves as the unique individuals that each of us are. If we lose our individuality, we can never know what it means to be ONE. This essential part of our being deserves a much deeper understanding than we currently possess. We cannot understand our emotions, or our minds for that matter, while the ego remains so out of balance.
Imbalanced ego can originate from a variety of sources, the most common of which is misinformation that was ingrained in childhood. When the ego understands its own history, it can heal from it. But our egos cannot recognize our true selves if we are not true to ourselves – honest with ourselves. We lie to ourselves about a whole range of things. As we evolve into openness and honesty, that’s something else we have to recognize and stop doing.