Not really protected, though. The Ego and our defense mechanisms are trying to protect it. But in the process, it gets buried. Deeper and deeper over the years. Unless we do some digging. Some growing. Some nurturing.
What buries it? Traumas. Bruisings. Brushes with pain and fear. Which is why we keep trying to compensate. To react and keep those “dangers” away… which is really our way of keeping fear away.
According to Dr. Avis Attaway, we have to move through three phases to get back to our True Self:
In this episode of the Thriveology Podcast, Avis and I discuss how to get back to that True Self, our best self.