We all want to be individuals and to present an image to the world that we are capable, in control, and essentially put together. Besides, the world is a scary place: vulnerability and honesty might put us in danger if people really knew us. Our egos say, “I am responsible for your survival. Trust me. I’m in control.”
This is our best thinking.
We hang on to it even though our Egos can lead us to feel angry, resentful, defensive, frightened. Or completely alone and fraudulent, afraid that people will find out who we really are at our core. We scramble to maintain the image that we’re in control. We want to do things our way, on our own steam. We are still cautious about letting people in.
This kind of thinking can persist even in sobriety and can present a danger to our recovery. Join us as we talk about how Ego-thinking contributed to our drinking and disturbed our peace of mind, and how connection, compassion, and authenticity brought us serenity and keeps us sober.