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On Ego Death

Updated: Apr 29, 2022

Have you been feeling completely lost - as if you have no sense of identity? Have you been realizing how your old personas and patterns of behavior just aren't working for you anymore? Do you suddenly have the sheer inability to be inauthentic anymore?

Well! You may be experiencing an ego death.

A lot of people, myself included, are going through this process right now, in varying degrees. People are waking up to the realization that we've all been living in a sort of stupor, this endless rat race, and we're becoming incapable of tolerating it any longer.

We start to feel lost and without an identity to ground us. This is because we've been living our lives through false personas - identities we've contrived in order to fit in with the rest of society. These personas are not our true selves, but they've become such a huge part of how we navigate through the world that as we begin to shed them, we feel lost. We feel fragmented and vague.

I don't know what happens next, but I know that along with the pain of being in this place there is a sense of limitless possibility. It's like once you let go of who you are not, you have the potential to become anything. It's like where there were once these set personas and false identities, there is now a whole universe of possibility.

If you're going through this, or anything close, just know you are not alone. And know that no matter how insane you feel now, you will get through it and be better for it.

Trust your intuition and be kind to yourself through it all.

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