In spiritual teachings, the Ego means a false, separate, or fearful sense of self that cuts us off from ourselves, others and our surroundings. By transcending the ego, we awaken from this false sense of ourselves to our true nature.
In psychology, we often talk about healthy ego development, which means to create a mature self that can respond in an adult way to any given situation, that allows us to take care of ourselves, and to contribute to society. In other words, to grow up.
In this Integral mindfulness class, we will take a closer look at what the difference between “waking-up” and “growing-up” is, and how we can integrate the two.