When We Change

Psychological Perspectives

By Ken Silvestro, PhD

There is a sense that the earth we stand on is becoming soft and muddy, that the foundation on which we function each day now has holes or is not solid. The feeling is one of walking on a cloud. There is nothing firm about our standpoints. Usually, this feeling or sensation is temporary but it's always disturbing. What is happening?

It is our egos (our sense of identity or I-ness) that is undergoing a change. The ego anchors us in the world and is closely associated with our consciousness (awareness); therefore, one's ego helps orient a person's I- ness to life, to one's...

 

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