My ego and I have a wonderful relationship. It is so attentive and always on top of things. It points out when I say something inappropriate, when everyone else gets asked to dance and I don’t, when someone’s story gets published and mine is in its 97th draft. It doesn’t miss a thing!
And, I am terrific to my ego. I send it on vacation. I have sent it to Hawaii. ”Pack your bags and you are out of here!” And, to Caribbean beaches. “Aren’t you supposed to be on vacation now?” “Shall I help you pack?” “Go have a pina colada!”
Once, before I gave a speech, I told it to sit on a chair in the corner during the speech, and I would pick it up after. Luckily, it behaved.
And there was the time when I went to a gathering of self-absorbed, high-powered people. I told my ego that it would have lots of friends to play with. “Go play! Knock yourself out!”
I have a feeling that we are going to have a long and lasting relationship, Ego and me!