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Ego Versus Intuition, Who Do You Trust?

11478115084_52613dd791_zYour ego versus your intuition?  Who do you trust?  Have you been trained to do what your ego says.  Do you think that your ego is a reliable part of you that can tell you what to do when you have a decision to make.  Freud thought of the ego as the rational, practical part of the mind that referred between the Libido (your intuition?) and the Superego (your conscience?) and was the voice of commonsense.

What if your ego was biased towards getting you to do what other people wanted you to do so that you would help them get their own (not your) needs met?  What if the decisions it made were not in your own best interests?  What if that still small voice known as intuition that you often ignored as having no basis in reality were true.  How many times have you said to yourself, “If I just had listened to myself, I would not have made that mistake?”

We are born with that still small voice.  It pays attention to those things we often ignore.  They can give us premonitions of what is to come.  We have the potential of being able to sense almost anything but in order to focus, we must magnify some sensory experiences and pay no attention to others.  When an older person says something but their tone of voice belies what they are saying,  we are encouraged to take their word for it and to dampen down any misgivings that we might have.  Since they are an adults and we have been taught to respect them, we are not supposed to question their motives; but to take them at face value.

We are taught to disable our own “shit” detectors so as not to make other people uncomfortable.  What about us?  Is this protecting us from harm?

 

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