As children our egos are formed in order to get our needs met. In childhood, the ego tries to protect us and to help us get the love that we need and want. As a result we stop acting from our true self and form a false self from which we begin to operate. This false self can take different forms, such as “people pleaser”, “good boy/good girl”, or the “victim”. Or perhaps we take on core stories such as: “There’s never enough”, “No one will be there for me”, or “I have to give up my own needs in order to get love.” The ego limits and stunts who we are, even in adulthood. It denies us the full expression of our being. It robs us of our authenticity, and dictates many of our behaviors and our life choices, usually keeping us trapped in smaller versions of ourselves. Understanding our ego allows us to begin to lessen its power over us, thereby enabling us to feel more integrated and whole.
At this talk, you will increase your understanding of your ego's negative power and the core stories that result from it. You will begin to see how to dismantle your ego’s negative impact on your relationships and your happiness, thereby allowing you to feel more integrated and whole. As a result, you can feel empowered to write a new life-affirming story for yourself.