The Ego is a confusing paradox. Many are in agreement that ego was bad, that it destroyed creativity and happiness, that they knew plenty of toxic egomaniacs who had wrecked themselves. But they still think Ego is important.
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This is one of the most misleading and destructive myths in all of Western culture.
It starts where our notion of ourselves and the world grows so strong that it begins to distort the reality which surrounds us.
The ego has then succeeded in completely separating us from the world.
It is a deep and continuous connection to the world around us. The Ego disconnects us from reality, stifling creativity.
We are often excited at the idea of learning something new. We are excellent at identifying new skills and can visualize how they may change our life.
But, we tend to overlook where we are starting from because a realistic starting point is hard on our pride.
Human beings are born with a capacity to reflect, evaluate, to come up with new ideas, and find new connections. We think such creative abilities are for a chosen few, but we all have it. We may have unintentionally squashed them from our lives due to our education systems.
We ultimately don't feel creative as our routines aren't conducive to it.