Fear & Ego, the Evil Twin Sisters

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Fear is a pathological liar. You know her. She lies, a lot — and believes every word.

I’ve read so much goodness since finding Medium less than a month ago, and in the last two days I’ve published and unpublished eight separate entries.

Unless you thrive on putting yourself out there, are naturally amazing, have thick skin, or just don’t give a crap, you get it.

I’ve been writing professionally for a long time, but it’s never been about me, my feelings, the way I process things, my heart. That’s too much. I’m an introvert. I recharge by being alone, and I don’t share with many.

Lately though, I’m being called. I want to share, show you my heart. I have a voice and the voice isn’t mine alone. The divine wants to express.


Do you ever have nightmares where you scream but nothing comes out? That’s how this feels.

Everyone has a spark; some have fires that rage and can’t be contained. Others (like me) are continually throwing water on the flame.

Ego. She’s a bitch, fear’s twin sister. I once heard a very smart man say that ego stands for edging God out. That feels like truth to me.

I don’t want to do that. It feels pompous. Self important. That’s not who I want to be.

It doesn’t feel good. I like to feel good.

I want to grow and take chances. I will grow and take chances. Look at me over here being brave.

What the hell am I afraid of anyway?

Fear is a liar. Ego is a bitch. They are not my friends.


Thanks for reading. Did you enjoy? Please tap the 💚 to recommend it to others, and stay tuned for more Everyday Embodiment practices in this series. Namaste …

Heather is a writer and yoga educator. She shares here (almost) daily as part of her personal writing practice — mostly lessons about everyday embodiment, living her yoga, practical spirituality, holistic health and personal development. Cheers to a life well lived!

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