How can you tell if it’s your Ego or Heart speaking to you?
This question of Ego vs. Heart is one I’ve asked myself a lot over my lifetime.
It’s a crucial question because being able to tell the difference determines the level of your life satisfaction.
When you listen to your heart, you’re doing what you need to do to fulfill your life’s purpose.
And that purpose contributes to the well-being of the whole planet.
It’s not always easy to hear your heart because the voice of your Ego can be very loud, frantic and convincing.
This can cause you to second-guess and doubt yourself.
The best answer I ever received in response to this question was from one of my wisest and most respected teachers.
He said: don’t pay attention to the content of what’s being spoken – pay attention to its signature instead.
Are the words signed by energy that feels like it wants to control outcome? If so, it is most likely the Ego speaking.
The Ego always wants the best possible outcome that serves its own best interests.
Even in situations where you are decide to do something nice for someone else, if your Ego is involved, you could be doing it just to get that person to like or approve of you.
There’s lots of evidence in our society that people are letting their Egos direct their lives.
This results in actions that ignore the well-being of their hearts, and the well-being of the planet.
Isn’t that disturbing? We live in a culture of Egos making all the important decisions.It's disturbing: we live in a culture of Egos making all the important decisions. Click To Tweet
The solution is not to blame. We all let our Egos make decisions for us from time to time.
It’s part of the human condition and nothing to be ashamed of.
Why shouldn’t we be ashamed?
Because our Ego is part of who we are for a reason.
It’s part of our purpose as a human species to be challenged by our Egos, and to learn how to listen to our hearts again.
And we all have what it takes to loosen the Ego’s hold on us.
The tools and techniques to do so are within you – and the first step is to give yourself the permission and courage to access them.
As well, you have friends without Egos, your nature allies, to help you along your path.
I’ve spent the past 7+ years designing a step-by-step program to help people recognize their Ego’s sneaky tendencies, and to call upon their nature allies to help them overcome those tendencies so they can find their heart’s voice again.
And I am happy to announce that this one-of-a-kind program is now available digitally – which makes it even more affordable and accessible to those who feel called to slow down their Ego’s ‘progress’ so that they can finally start fulfilling their life’s true purpose.
Lea Tran is a Plant Spirit Medicine Healer and creator of The Path Clearing Process, a program that helps you to overcome your self-doubt and Ego’s tendencies by connecting you with the wisdom of your nature allies.