When things get tough, I use to switch to my warrior mode: I imagine myself like an ancient warrior and see every problem like a death-match requiring all my strength, courage and stoicism. Every setback is a strike that I must endure. Every obstacle is a test of my will. Every pain is just a mean to harden my soul. In this mode, the harder it becomes the stronger I feel. Like a forged sword, getting harder going through flames, strikes, and cold water.
Then when the testosterone fades away, this vision seems rather childish, even for me. It appears as it is, pure Ego mixing male fantasy, feeling of superiority leading to serious reality distortion.
But is it really that bad?
Is it really different from that little boy who eventually dares to ride his bicycle because he wears his superhero cape? Is it really different from that dancer thinking she is a bird to conjure all the grace and lightness she could get?
I don't think so.
In fact, I've come to think that we are tricked by our Ego so often, that when we can use it for our own good we should not hesitate one second.
But don't just think about it, try it! Anytime you need some additional strength, confidence, peace or whatever, draw it from your Ego.
You don't have to be a warrior like me. Be a goddess, feel your power, be the confidence and bend the world to your will! Be an angel, let your light shine, transform the world and negate the threats with kindness and infinite peace. Be a genius, ignore any limit and put to use the infinite creativity and intelligence you possess.
All you have to do is to allow you to believe in the extraordinary part of you and tap into your new resources…