Friday, November 22, 2013

Ego and its games

Rusty Eric once said, " When you allow your ego to control your thoughts, everything you believe becomes an illusion".

What is ego, why does it play such a big role in our lives?


I sometimes let my ego do the talking for me. And even though I know its not right, I don't want to help it. So when I saw this quote, it got me wondering, can ego be that big a hazard?


There is a fine line between ego and self respect. We often crosses that fine line. In todays world, it is important for us to be little selfish and take care of ourselves. 

In a relationship, it is important to not let ego play its games. This could be parent-child relationship, husband-wife relationship or even employer-employee relationship. Ego can make any relationship bitter.

Ego feeds on stress. Ego causes stress and when we are constantly working to defend our ego identity, ego becomes stronger and we, weaker!

Few ways to win over ego

1. Try to do your best, rather than being the best.

2. If someone insults you, be assertive. Do not give into your ego. Your peace is more important.

3. Stop mentally replaying versions of events that are favorable to you. Learn to move on! If something has happened, you can not change it. Especially by replaying versions in your head.

4. In a fight with a close someone, keep quiet. Even if its your fault. You can later explain to them your point of view. But two angry people do not solve anything. All they do is create a mess!

Hope these help you,

Thanks for reading!
XO Ayesha

Ego causes stress in our lives. This happens because we become engrossed in defending our ego-identity. We constantly feel threatened and under attack and find the stress response being constantly triggered. As we swim in stress our thinking becomes cloudy. We become incapable of finding our way out of our ego-driven antics and consequently our ego remains strong and dominates our lives. - See more at: http://mylifeyoga.com/2012/08/11/six-surprising-facts-about-your-ego/#sthash.BVIeSy3e.dpufego
Ego causes stress in our lives. This happens because we become engrossed in defending our ego-identity. We constantly feel threatened and under attack and find the stress response being constantly triggered. As we swim in stress our thinking becomes cloudy. We become incapable of finding our way out of our ego-driven antics and consequently our ego remains strong and dominates our lives. - See more at: http://mylifeyoga.com/2012/08/11/six-surprising-facts-about-your-ego/#sthash.BVIeSy3e.dpuf
Ego causes stress in our lives. This happens because we become engrossed in defending our ego-identity. We constantly feel threatened and under attack and find the stress response being constantly triggered. As we swim in stress our thinking becomes cloudy. We become incapable of finding our way out of our ego-driven antics and consequently our ego remains strong and dominates our lives. - See more at: http://mylifeyoga.com/2012/08/11/six-surprising-facts-about-your-ego/#sthash.BVIeSy3e.dpuf
Ego causes stress in our lives. This happens because we become engrossed in defending our ego-identity. We constantly feel threatened and under attack and find the stress response being constantly triggered. As we swim in stress our thinking becomes cloudy. We become incapable of finding our way out of our ego-driven antics and consequently our ego remains strong and dominates our lives. - See more at: http://mylifeyoga.com/2012/08/11/six-surprising-facts-about-your-ego/#sthash.BVIeSy3e.dpuf
Ego causes stress in our lives. This happens because we become engrossed in defending our ego-identity. We constantly feel threatened and under attack and find the stress response being constantly triggered. As we swim in stress our thinking becomes cloudy. We become incapable of finding our way out of our ego-driven antics and consequently our ego remains strong and dominates our lives. - See more at: http://mylifeyoga.com/2012/08/11/six-surprising-facts-about-your-ego/#sthash.BVIeSy3e.dpuf
Ego causes stress in our lives. This happens because we become engrossed in defending our ego-identity. We constantly feel threatened and under attack and find the stress response being constantly triggered. As we swim in stress our thinking becomes cloudy. We become incapable of finding our way out of our ego-driven antics and consequently our ego remains strong and dominates our lives. - See more at: http://mylifeyoga.com/2012/08/11/six-surprising-facts-about-your-ego/#sthash.BVIeSy3e.dpuf

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