The ego, that tricky inner voice, has a peculiar fondness for putting people on pedestals (I did it all the time when I was younger and the ego fights to continue doing this today). It's like a magician pulling off a grand illusion that keeps us in the shadows. So, why does the ego play this game, and what's with the allure of pedestals?
Well, it turns out the ego loves the power imbalance it creates. It enjoys setting up a situation where one person is seen as superior and elevated while the rest remain in the background. It's a sneaky move that feeds into a sense of dependency and control.
Putting someone on a pedestal also lets the ego spin a tale of idealization. It paints this picture of the person as perfect, flawless, a shining example. The catch is that this idealized version is far from reality. It's like a mirage, blinding us to the fact that everyone has their own complexities and imperfections.
Here's the twist: while the ego orchestrates this grand performance, it simultaneously keeps us in the shadows. By convincing us of someone else's superiority, it plants seeds of doubt about our own worth. We start questioning our abilities and our values and even wonder if we have the right to stand on equal ground.
This ego-driven show isn't a one-time thing; it's a recurring act. The more we buy into the illusion, the more the ego reinforces the power imbalance. It becomes a dance where the ego leads, and we follow, often without realizing the intricate steps being played out.
But breaking free from this ego-driven spectacle involves shining a light on the illusion. It means recognizing the inherent worth and potential within ourselves. It's about questioning the narrative the ego weaves and daring to see others not as untouchable idols but as fellow journeyers with their own strengths and flaws.
The ego's love for pedestals reminds us that internal stories often shape our perception. As we become aware of these narratives, we can reshape them. It's a journey out of the shadows into a space where power is shared and pedestals are replaced with a level playing field. The ego might love its tricks, but we can see through the illusions and choose a more authentic, balanced perspective.
My name is Annica Johansson and I am an Art Life Coach, Certified Sound Healer and Artist. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty. Welcome!