The Lover and the King: The eternal struggle (or unfolding love story) of The Head & the Heart
“The ego seeks to divide and separate. Spirit seeks to unify and heal.”
— Pema Chödrön
Our struggles with ego begin early in life. Essentially, the first time we choose one thing over another, the persona takes root and begins its long road of blossoming into what will eventually be known as the ego. Interestingly though, before we’re even sure of who we are, we’re warned against the pitfalls of arrogance and narcissism. We think that in order to fit in, we must avoid these maladaptations like the plague. And to a certain extent, this is true. However, I submit that this is the point where deep in our subconscious we welcome the belief that the ego is evil. And this is a grave mistake.