We all have an ego..but why? The ego seems to our own worst enemy, the ego demands that it`s urges should be fulfilled immideatly…and rather more and better every time. In many ways the ego can be compared with a spoiled child, so we all have a spoiled child inside of us more or less. Within some people this appears almost to be their personality trait. I don`t have the answer to why we have an ego, but one of the reasons must be that we help ourselves surviving by getting our basic needs covered..like an instinct we do this. Also one of the reasons we have an ego is so that we can develop ourselves by the everlasting fight between our ego and soul. Some learn slowly,some learn fast,some never learn..they are not supposed to..this life.
Why I say that the ego acts like an enemy: It holds us back sometimes..when we know we did something wrong or a mistake, but we ill not admit it..even if we know that admitting it to another would make a large progress.the ego says no..and continiues on the path of stagnation..ego equals pride in a destructive way. Like I said the ego can be very dominant in some people..we can see this in people who have had many fears..so therefore their actions are driven by fear, this is of course mostly unconsciously. From this we get that the persons that seem to others like egoistic…are the ones that are driven by fear..unfortunately, if we let fear rule our life..then it will hold us back in we seem to be set back again and again. We even deny this to ourselves…but if we can recognize our behaviour patterns as based on fear then we can start to work on one thing.,ask ourselves what caused this fear and if its relevant in the present. Ask yourselves “Do I need this fear anymore?” Now you have opened up for new possible ways of thinking…then imagine different ways you would like your life to be like, after choosing the one you like most and set your mind at it..this you do by saying to yourself :It is my intention to….(what you dream of) ” I hope this gave you some thoughts on the ego and what drives you.