The ego is a part of the human mind that many people have a hard time understanding. Even modern psychology has a hard time understanding what the ego is. According to Sigmund Freud, the ego is the system within the brain that gives intellectual-cognitive, perceptual, defensive and executive functions. These functions help us to organize and understand our thoughts, which give us reason and common sense, so we do not destroy ourselves. One of the ego’s main jobs is to keep the Id in check, which is considered by Freud as the selfish and destructive side.
It is important that you understand the ego, because it plays an important role in how you experience life. If your ego is imbalanced, it may allow the destructive side of your personality to take control. This can make your life miserable, because you may attract a lot of negative experiences.
Sigmund Freud did a good job explaining what the ego is, but he also failed to mention many important details about the ego. The ego is a function in your reasoning mind that gives you awareness of what you are experiencing in a linear fashion. It acts like a tape recorder and is the observer of your thoughts and emotions. This gives you awareness of your thoughts, which allow them to manifest and create your experiences. The ego came about due to events in human history that caused human DNA to mutate. These events also caused most of their DNA to turn off and become what is known as “Junk DNA.” Before these events, the ego, subconscious mind, conscious mind and higher self were very closely integrated.
The paragraph below is extracted from my book Staradigm.
The ego gives you the sense of dualistic perception and disconnection between the external and inner world and Creation. This is because the ego is limited to the five known senses that aid in perception. Because of its sense of separation, the ego strengthened the idea that you are separated from Creation. If the ego were still closely integrated with the higher self and other portions of the human mind, you would be a lot happier because you would not feel so lost and separated from Creation. Because the ego plays a very important role in creating your experiences, many of your positive and negative experiences are manifested through the ego. For example, when you have an idea that you want to experience, the ego allows that idea to be held. This allows time for the idea to manifest through the action of the Law of Attraction. When manifesting your experiences, you must be specific about what you want to experience. Otherwise, you may end up attracting things that you do not want.
People who have an overactive ego will have a hard time finding happiness, because they do not know what they want. They usually experience a lot of fear, loneliness and the need to be in control. This is because the ego sees itself as finite and separated from the Creator. Its quest for survival is its main objective, and it will usually go beyond what is necessary to achieve its objective. This is why people who have an overactive ego will have a hard time finding happiness.
People who have an overactive ego may also be delusional, because their ego is usually in control of their thoughts and emotions. This can be bad because it makes them vulnerable to manipulation and control. The society that you live is highly built around the concept of manipulation and control, which is why you should learn how to take control of your ego.
Because of the way modern human society operates, your ego has been programmed to support excuses instead of personal responsibility, hate instead of love, wars instead of peace, and competition instead of cooperation. Instead of fighting with your ego, you need to learn to work with it and bring it back into balance, because it is a part of who you are. When your ego is back into balance, finding happiness becomes a lot easier; you will feel less lonely, fearful and addicted to compulsive behaviors.