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What is the difference between Ego and self esteem in the Spiritual sense?

Years ago I was taught that EGO is Easing God Out and that self esteem was being comfortable living in “ones on skin” I was told that I had a large ego, with a low self esteem. It took me years to see the difference. I was also taught that the wise discuss ideas, the fool justifies ideas. What do you think?

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Papeversomniferum
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I think whoever taught you that last bit was a very wise soul! We should always discuss. To attempt to justify, is what I call a merry go round that even the best of us get stuck on, even to the detriment of our the purpose for our beliefs. The Ego, is necessary but it also has to be tamed… Self esteem is generally defined as a feeling we have about our ego. They are linked and intertwined to such a depth that it often is hard to seperate the two so most people have just succumb to incorporating them.… Read more »

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i think you put it so wonderfully i have battled for a long time also with what is and isn’t ego i am told to be confident and love who i am , and could not figure how to do this without bringing ego into it in the work i do its of the utmost importance not to bring ego into things but i have learned i can love myself for my spirit , my personality and for what i can give to others and receive for myself from them i have learned also that i can be confident in… Read more »

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ego is pride in ones self.

self esteem is how you perceive yourself to be.