Is Your Ego Running the
open to outside opinions, insights, and input? Or are you
guilty of cutting the conversation short, unable to hear the
advice that was freely given?
It may start innocently.
Someone offers a friendly suggestion that could be helpful, but
before they even completed their thought you interject with
phrases like, ďOh I already know that. I already read that
book. I already started that work.Ē
This type of communication
creates walls between people, preventing sharing from taking
place. Not only could you be missing an insight to guide your
current journey, but you are closing yourself off from future
insights. When you communicate in this manner, you are missing
opportunities to receive gifts.
If this behavior is a
pattern for you, you are letting your ego run the show. It
signifies that work needs to be done to wind down, disconnect,
and dismantle your ego, because no one knows all that they need
Do you struggle with being
able to relax and openly listen to anotherís input? Do you feel
you must defend your position, becoming agitated and defensive?
Do you feel that you have to prove how you already know all that
you need to know? This is the time to think to yourself,
ĎRed flag.í Take a deep breath
and reevaluate your reaction. You are likely missing an
important opportunity for growth, inspiration, or even
We have all been in a place
where we donít listen and hear. Why? It is safer for our
egos. This perspective is harmful to our growth, as no one ever
knows all that they need to know. Moreover, it the egoís doing
that makes you think this is so, but it is never the real truth.
When you can truly relax
and be comfortable with who you are, it is easier to accept
feedback, input, and new ideas. You will even come to
appreciate them as helpful and insightful! If you already had
that insight but are now hearing it from another, be grateful
for the validation that you are on the right path.
God does communicate with
us through other people. It is important to allow otherís to
express themselves, to pay attention to what they are saying,
and be open. Be thankful for their insights and support. Even
if you donít share the same point of view, take in the moment as
someone cares enough to offer advice. They are trying to help
you. Acknowledge them with love and gratitude.
When in conversations,
shift your focus from yourself to the other person. Be in the
moment with the person and really listen. Allow yourself to be
humble, taking control from your ego self, and new gifts will
appear. When the walls come down and you are open to otherís
advice, you become a wiser person, a person who is comfortable
in their own skin, a person who does not need to prove that they
know any thing!
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