We often interact with others through old, unconsciously held, and limiting beliefs that generate shame. As we have seen, each starting gate position has a distinct type of core belief that drives their particular dance around the triangle. These core beliefs combine into unconscious stories. We believe these descriptions of ourselves and others without ever questioning them. Left to run unabated in the mind, they generate all sorts of painful feelings, including worthlessness, inadequacy, and defectiveness. We reinforce and perpetuate these beliefs by moving around the triangle.
The ego is that part of us that manufactures and believes these limiting stories. The ego is totally identified with the stories it tells and wants to keep us identified with them as well. The ego uses the triangle to strengthen these painfully, limited identities of who we are.
When I think of our relationship with ego, I am reminded of the…
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