Archive | February 20, 2014

A Healthy Ego Is Important

Wise Old Wolf

The Wise Old Wolf : A Healthy Ego Allows You To Be You

Is The Ego Bad?

Today I saw one of those inspirational FB images and it brought up a thought that I face every week during counseling. It was titled “Overcoming Your Ego” and listed several steps to accomplish that. From my perspective, the steps were overcoming arrogance, or egotism, not ego and that’s an important difference.

The word “ego” has been used as a metaphysical term to describe the self for centuries. By definition it is:
the “I” or self of any person; a person as thinking, feeling, willing, and distinguishing itself from the selves of others and from objects of its thought. ~

A healthy ego, allows you to be who you are as an individual. It also allows you to be you and let’s you respect others for who and what they are as well. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Five of Pentacles – Inverted

5 of Pentacles - Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Stop focusing on the lack and start working on solutions to turn it around. Yes it would be nice to win the lottery, but you can’t sit around waiting for that to happen. So stop putting everything you have emotionally in that ticket and start finding ways to get back on your feet. Start with defining your budget and stop wasting what you have on things you don’t need!

Additional Insight:

Now is not the time to splurge on anything. You can’t complain that you don’t have enough to survive and the go out and buy that new outfit, or that fancy new phone. Sure you can justify a wide range of things and why you must have it, but you’re only fooling yourself. And you know it.

The guilt you’re creating is from your own making. If you want things to turn around you’re going to have to stop wishing them away and start working to fix them in practical ways. It’s time to change the attitude and start focusing on what needs to be done.

If you’ve been working on the plan, great. At some point you’re going to have to start implementing it. You can plan from now until the end of time and convenience yourself you’re working on it. But a plan is nothing but a piece of paper until you start putting it into place and making it a reality.  Continue reading