The words pride and ego are so close in importance that occasionally it becomes hard to the point of disparity between them.

On the off chance that you ask a man the contrast between these two ideas, he will no doubt experience a mental blackout.

The fundamental difference amongst pride and ego is that inner self or ego is a feeling of snobbishness which can prompt rude behaviour whereas pride is a sense of fulfillment.

• Ego and pride:

Well, if asked what the difference between ego and pride is, then most of us would draw a blank signifying that what could be. But, there is a subtle difference in both of them. Ego refers to the arrogant behaviour a person starts to possess once he experiences a sense of self-importance on a relatively high level whereas pride relates to a sense of satisfaction in positive terms. Hence, ego has negative aspects and don’t prove to be affirmative in the walks of life whereas pride refers to a good accomplishment.

• The Ugly truth about Ego:

People who become successful in their lives, whether, they become a high-society artist, a wealthy businessman, a world famous actor or a TV star start experiencing a feeling of being superior to others. At times, they would show up their arrogant behaviour by belittling the ones who helped them in their journey of success. They start caring a less about other and are more oriented towards themselves most of the time. They don’t like to get negative reviews about themselves, but they must know that “An untrimmed bush grows untidy”, so there is a need for sharp cuts of feedback as a gift.

• Pride is the Positive Half of Ego:

Ego is made up of two attributes: Shame and Pride. While Shame is often referred to as a negative aspect for successful people, pride is the flower of ego in more favourable terms. Pride is healthy term as it is not related to impolite or arrogant behaviour rather it is a sense of accomplishment that brings out humility in victorious ones.

The Bottom-Line

Learning to drop your ego can seem to be very easy in theory, but when it comes to practicality, it can be challenging to implement it. And whenever you find dropping your ego to be difficult, just remember this saying,

“Drop your ego! You have nothing to lose here, but a whole life to win.”

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Inspired With Life

Meditation and yoga have been a subject matter which I have been practicing on a daily basis for several years now.

I came about this through a life changing accident in New Zealand in 2010 this changed my way of thinking and has led me on the spiritual path.

You can read about my personal experience here >

Anyone can learn to connect with their soul if they put some time into the practice. This is something you can do in your own meditations but just be aware that it gets easier with practice and you will get better at it with meditative practice, so don’t be discouraged if you are not successful in the beginning of doing this. I wasn’t very effective in the beginning either. You start by getting in a good quiet state of meditation where you feel internally connected with your inner being.

Once you understand that your life at this moment is part of a much larger continuum than the few decades you will inhabit this body, you open yourself to the high calling and noble journey of cooperatively joining with your soul in its evolution.