The ego contains past/present emotions and thoughts. Mostly, these emotions and thoughts can have hidden impacts or long term effects that you might not notice for some time.
The ego, like our physical body, takes food. And food is either nutritious or poisonous.
Nourishing the ego is about how you treat your self with respect and love. It involves uplifting, joyful emotions and positive, faith-filled thoughts.
Poisoning the ego is feeling and thinking negatively about your self. Low self esteem eats away at your ego. It takes away your ability to experience true happiness and manage your life in general.
I don’t know if you’ve met someone like Tricia, a successful entrepreneur.
When at work, she is full of confidence, thinks she’s always right, and is controlling of others. But when drunk or by her self, she puts herself down with labels such as “bitch,” “loser,” or “scum of society.”
Either way, it’s all about Tricia and her damaged ego. Her being so quick acting great and thinking she can do no wrong is as much an ego trip as believing or saying negative things about her self.
The point is, it’s about being careful what you feed your ego.
The ego will feast on anything that passes through the mind. It’s very good at hijacking your experience of your self and life, particularly with unnecessary negativity.
Pay attention to how you feed your ego, whether from the past, present, or both. Know and heal your hidden wounds. Let the negativity and poison go.
It’s worth remembering that your best life often happens with a healthy ego.