Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Ego?

I am!

This is not an earth-shaking revelation. In fact, it is not even a revelation.

So how afraid am I?

I avoid labels. A label is an identity and the minute identity enters the equation, so does Big Bad Ego.

The problem is that labels are seductive.

Cultured — It’s painful admitting that I don’t know a famous work.

Good at Mental Math — It’s embarrassing to stumble when doing a calculation.

Charming — Why did that person not like me?

It’s difficult countering the ego’s defense. My hiding the battles makes it more difficult.

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The more I think about it, the more I think the ego shows up with every label because labels are part of the ego’s defense. Seduction is rarely innocent.

Can I let go of all the labels? Will I show the real me?

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