Event Creative Director * Performance Coach * Piano Teacher

Playing the Ego

Ego is tightly connected with taking positions and playing roles in a social environment. This equals living under psychological mask and detaching from the real self and is giving power to tensions that may gradually become harmful if not being released in time.

Our ego tricks us all the time by taking over the control of our self and pretending to be I. Ego game derives from the lack of knowledge and patience. In a stressful situation, one feels weak and powerless. To give a quick but illusionary state of stability ego uses its power so we can gain confidence by reacting with anger, fear, reluctance, fight … instead of taking a deep breath and reacting with all wisdom and knowledge we have.

Ego may be a force that gives a reasoning to the existing, but it also holds back a person to remain in their worldly and struggling ’cause-effect’ existence without giving a chance to experience the flow / love of life. Ego must not be denied or being beaten as it will always fight back even stronger. Let it just be – let it help when we feel we need it, but let it also be as it is, unused and transcended when we trust we can make it this way.

 

Food For Thought

 
"I look at the good. When you are relaxed, your body is always relaxed. When you are pessimistic, your body behaves in an unnatural way. It is up to us whether we look at the good or the bad. When you are nice to others, they are nice to you. When you give, you receive."


Pianist

Alice Herz-Sommer
(1903–2014)