Solar Plexus or 3rd chakra
It isn't the dirty little three letter word we've been made to believe it is. But instead, is the vehicle through which we present ourselves to the world.
This portal to humanity can be found within the manipura chakra located at the level of the solar plexus and affects how we see ourselves and others.
Associated with sight, the ego seeks out new experiences and opportunities for us to interact with the world.
The ego is necessary in order for us to engage in and enjoy the life we were put here to live. Without it, we are blind, dumb, and deaf to the outside world. It's a vital and important part of our existence here on earth.
But there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. While it's the ego's nature to seek, this seeking makes us susceptible to a comparison based mindset, which when left unchecked can result in the misconception of ourselves and others.
For one thing, the comparison of ourselves to others can lead to self abasement. We see others as having more , doing more or being more and we start to incorrectly think of ourselves as less.
"We start to incorrectly think of ourselves as less".
This results in feelings of inadequacy, depression or even resentment and anger towards others.
The damage this causes our ego prevents us from participating in life and denies others the gift of our presence.
In addition, if we compare ourselves to others by noting their faults, misgivings or shortcomings we run the risk of over inflating the ego.
Egomania gives us a false sense of superiority. It creates a dangerous disconnect, leaving us unable to appreciate or recognize the beauty, individuality and equality of others.
We don't want to be over powered or under powered but empowered.
Living from a place of authenticity and empowerment allows us to participate in life fully and engage in our own story without sacrificing others in the process.
A balanced 3rd chakra puts the human back into humanity, bridges the divide of our differences and establishes strong bonds of empathy with others.
It allows us to correctly see others and ourselves for the wonderfully unique and special beings that we are.