Let us know the difference between those who feed our ego and those who feed our soul. Stupidity combined with arrogance and a huge ego will get us a long way. The ultimate aim of ego is not to see something, but to be something. It is easier to be truthful because we donít have to remember anything.

If our ego starts out, 'I am important, I am big, I am special,' we are in for some disappointments when we look around at what we have discovered about the

Our ego is what keeps us away from self growth. We should understand our ego patterns so we can eliminate our unwanted habits/actions.

 universe. No, we are not big. No, we are not. We are small in time and in space. And we have this frail vessel called the human body that is limited on Earth.

The difference between ego and self respect is often misunderstood. Ego is endorsed by imposed superiority over another that is backed with arrogance etc., while self respect is endorsed by seeing both sides of an argument not being taken for granted and accepting victory and defeat in a gracious manner.

Real self-love means loving and accepting yourself completely and unconditionally for all that you are including your flaws and imperfections. It means embracing your shadow side for it teaches you about life. It mean being the real you without putting your ego up front.

I believe that we are at a very low level of consciousness, when we do not know the difference between ego and self respect and we do not know how to treat each other as human beings. We are caught up in our own lives, our own needs, and our own ego gratification. Our ego can become an obstacle to our life. If we start believing in our greatness, it is the death of our creativity.

By Tim Pedrosa

Self-love is when you put yourself first without being selfish, when you listen to your mind and heart and decide to take a moment and breathe, heal.  Ego is your idea about yourself and  your feeling of how important you are.