The Power of Ego


As I work through releasing ego in my ascension work, I also have observed the power of ego.  Ego has control over our emotional center, affecting our feelings, causing our reactions, and creating our behavioral patterns.  If we are unaware of ego’s power, we may act and behave in destructive patterns without even realizing it.

Let me give you an example.  I have observed people doing selfish things that hurt others to satisfy their ego’s needs, including sexual assault, physical assault, child abuse, sexual infidelity, theft, and even murder.  I have asked myself why these individuals would continue to hurt others without stopping themselves.

The answer is that their ego has great needs that must be satisfied.  In fact, many murders, criminals, and sex offenders all say similar things. Criminologist have interviewed these individuals to find that they gain great satisfaction and have urges to hurt others.  In addition, they justify their behaviors by believing that their victims are inferior, that they deserve to be hurt, or that they are just objects.  I know this because I have an uncle who is a criminologist and studies serial killers through interviews with Jeffrey Dahmer, Charles Manson, just to name a few.

The ego has great emotional needs caused by our emotional landscape that may have experienced trauma, abuse, failure to bond with parents, abandonment, etc.  These emotional needs must be met, so the ego creates thoughts that ilicit emotions, then our subsequent actions and behaviors to follow consistent with these emotions.  Ego even goes as far as creating justification as to why the victims deserve such treatment.

This insidious power that ego has over us can be troubling and even destructive if we are unaware of its power.  As I work through releasing ego, I begin to see how my ego’s thoughts cause emotions, and then I begin to respond to these emotions in a negative way through my reactions.  As we become more and more aware of these egoic thoughts, we can observe our emotions like a third-party bystander without reaction to them. Namaste, Brooke (Copyright 2013 Burrowing Owl Press/Brooke Chang with All Rights Reserved)

Author: Brooke Chang

Hi, I'm Brooke who will be taking you on a healing journey to a more joyful life. I will serve as your guide on this healing journey sharing my insights, knowledge and experiences. I hope you will join me!

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