Soul and Ego

The difference between Soul and Ego

Most people realise we have a Soul but it’s hardly talked about in our culture and education.

It’s mentioned here or whispered there, so we could be forgiven for thinking the Soul is just a wispy spiritual entity with no form or specific identity. Many people in the 21st century even doubt or wonder if there is such a thing as a soul.

Einstein Soul and Ego

I used to hear about the Soul in vague terms in our modern literature, like fairy tales, classic novels, or even science fiction movies. Philosophically, I thought it was nothing more than a ‘brick in the wall’ of a bigger God consciousness.

But that’s only half the story. Your Soul contains your individuality, all the experiences and strengths accumulated from life to life.

Because everyone’s life is completely unique – your Soul is unique.
No two Souls are alike. The same can’t be said of ego.

Let me explain:


is the unique individual you are – creative, intuitive, intelligent, passionate, wise, witty, fearless and invincible. It’s the one-of-a-kind you and there is no one else like you in the whole wide world.

When you are in the present moment, and your mind is free of chatter (however short a time that may be), you are naturally connected to your Soul – also known as the Higher Self.

When you operate from soul you are hitting the high note, and you don’t work as hard in everything that you do.


is your Soul’s wardrobe. It has many outfits (faces) that you wear to be appropriate in a variety of situations in life. But ego takes itself too seriously and has taken a life of its own.

Ego knows this separation is a lie and is why, at the same time, it tries to conform and seek the approval of others. From this profoundly insecure position, ego looses trust easily and starts to control you out of basic fear. It does this by forcing you out of the present moment using the chatter box mind. It forces you to dwell on the past or project into the future.

When you operate from ego you are hitting the low note and using more energy, like forcing yourself to do something when your heart’s not really in it.

Find out what you gain from working on ego.


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