Six Components of Ego (according to Wayne Dyer)
1. I AM what I have
2. I AM what I do
3. I AM what other people think of me
4. I AM separate from everybody else
5. I AM separate from what’s missing in my life
6. I AM separate from God
In my 20′s, I was never aware of my Ego. I always called it self-confidence. It wasn’t until Eckert Tole’s “The New Earth” that I became aware of not only the power of the Ego, but the unconditional power I had given mine. Over the last few years, the different components of the Ego have been revealed to me and I think Wayne Dyer’s list is a great guide to discovering your Ego. Throughout my 20′s, I filled my mind to capacity of what I should have, where I should be, why I should have, and who I should be. These thoughts and expectations have blocked my creativity, my judgement, and my greatness. Since coming to terms with my Ego, I now call it out when it appears by just making a mental acknowledgement of, “That’s my Ego!” This simple action has decreased its presence in my life. At 35+, I’m no longer defending my Ego… I’m living empty.