AND HOW OUR EGO HELPS US MANAGE THE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES OF LIFE
Our Ego helps us manage the necessary psychological and social developmental stages of life. Helping us navigate trust, autonomy, initiative, industry, identity, generativity, and integrity. It helps us adapt to our environments. This psychoanalytic idea of #ego helps us understand how our mind reacts to the world and mediates between our instincts, drives, and impulses (Id) and the demands of a social world and ourselves in it (Superego)our Ideal self, our conscience, & the social norms & prohibitions.
Sometimes when we see the word ego it is used to reference Self, self-importance, or self-esteem. We may find ourselves too focused on this limited self-perspective and lose the connectedness and mindfulness that helps nurture our relationships, a fuller view of ourselves, and our place in the world.
The voice of the ego does not always speak the #Truth. The ego is structured to protect you, to help you defend against real or perceived threats (defense mechanisms like denial, suppression, sublimation, displacement, etc.) but it can get in the way and keep you from growing.
Encounters Of The Same Kind
When we continue to encounter the same unresolved issues and respond to them in the same unhelpful ways, our sense of contentment and peace is disrupted. Practicing #selfawareness (and/or working with a psychoanalytic therapist) will help you recognize the parts of you that are adaptive and those that get in the way. Your true self will be discovered as you navigate and integrate all the aspects of self at each stage of life
" When we become more self-aware and integrated, and we focus our attention on our mind-body-spirit connection, we find inner peace that will allow us to truly shift our mindset, navigate life's challenges, and grow.”
In the meantime, the key is to connect to Spirit in whatever way you can. In Nature, Universal Consciousness, God, Art; something bigger than yourself.
Find peace however you can.
ALL MY BEST,