What is your honest opinion of yourself? If you’re like many folks it’s probably not very high. Sometimes, perhaps often, you struggle with low self-esteem, a poor self-image. You find it hard to draw on your own inner resources to feel good about your life. So you become dependent upon resources outside yourself to make your life bearable.

Does that sound familiar? Is your ego making your life hell on earth?

Here are 8 signs your ego is controlling you:

1. You think poorly of yourself because of all your past “mistakes” and “failures.”

2. You are uncomfortable with, or even deny, your deepest feelings.

3. You feel inferior or superior to others, based on such things as money, material possessions, physical looks, etc.

4. You’re obsessed with other people’s opinions of you.

5. You do all you can to look good in other people’s eyes, even if it means pretending to be someone you are not.

6. You’re constantly defending your actions, thoughts, feelings, opinions.

7. You often compare yourself unfavorably to other people.

8. You get offended easily and assume others think the worst of you.

In one of our next blog posts Spirit will give us some advice on handling these ego issues — issues which most of us deal with at one time or another in our lives.


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