Do egocentric individuals have egos that are too big, or actually too small?
I’ve come to see that what we call “big” “overblown” egos are not so. They are tight, constricted, narrow “ego tunnels.” It is their delusion of grandeur, masking how tiny their sense of self really is, that makes us call them “too big.” It actually seems that they are not roomy enough! Egocentrism seems to be an extremely narrow mindset and experience of oneself. When an individual expands their consciousness, they realize more of what they are, that they are so much greater than just an isolated little me. It actually feels like our of sense of self and of what is ME becomes bigger, vaster, when we know ourselves as an individual expression of the entire universe! It seems a mistake to say that one’s personal sense of self should be miniaturized when you wake up to your universality, but that it should expand as the sense of self grows from one of just me-centricity to global or world-centricity, in which our personal motivations are inspired by what we can do individually when plugged into our universal nature, on behalf of the good of all. You could also say, what the universe can do, when plugged into it’s individuality, on behalf of all parts of itself, rather than just one :)