All of us have been programmed to believe thousands of lies -- about ourselves, about others, and about life. This programmed part of ourselves is our ego self, our false self, our dark side -- our "wounded self."
Eventually, the wounded part of ourselves became who we thought we were. We lost touch with who we really are -- our beautiful, perfect essence, created in the image and expression of God. We lost touch with our authentic Self and became our false self, our wounded self.