This is exactly what I needed to read right now. I could feel that hot itchy feeling at the front of my head, the one that signifies angst for me, but everything is going so well! Alas, ego can show up smiling as well.
I would even take this idea of ego as obsession with attention further and say that if we truly came to see that our well-being is not tied to approval from others, we would no longer crave attention in an artificial manner. In other words, authenticity is innate and therefore easy when we don’t have our okayness linked to likes.
Sigh. I just remembered to breathe. ❤️