The Brow or Third Eye energy center is all about your Projected Selves. It is the many ways we try to reflect ourselves to others in the world. Because of this, it is also associated with the ego and with perspective.
Truth be told, the Ego has gotten a bad rep. It isn't ego itself that is problematic, but one who is stuck in it. Pretend like you are an actor in Hollywood. You are you, not the characters you portray in order to get the message of the film across. That doesn't stop your fans from associating you with the roles you have played, because their perception of you comes from those movies. If you, as an actor, accept only the same exact role over and over for different films eventually you will become typecast. In the film industry this can be career suicide. People may not want to see a slapstick comedian in a serious drama, or a horror villain in a romance.
Similarly, we can do this to ourselves. We get stuck, obsessed with one particular projection of ourself. Once we choose a pathway, we become rigid and begin to create a list of acceptable and unacceptable behaviors associated with that “kind of person”. If we want to continue being perceived as such, we have to go on playing the part. If I spend the first thirty years of my life portraying myself as a ditzy blonde who never studies and only talks about boys and makeup, it might be hard for those who know me to accept my desire to attend Harvard Law School. Not that it can't be done, just watch Legally Blonde :)
As teenagers and young adults, society expects us to play around with our identities a little bit. People encourage us to explore and experiment, knowing that one day we'll have to settle down and choose a pathway. It may be true that sometime in adulthood, we are faced with the understanding that our time in this life is limited. We see that we must focus our resources, hours and energy into a specific direction in order to be successful for the long haul. However, thinking that we get one chance to make a decision and bam, life is laid out before you.
In our society, we spend a lot of money and take a lot of risks in a single direction. Our parents and teachers start directing us at an early age. Tests and report cards push us further, telling us we only have a second longer to decide our fate, or the world will do it for us. We have only a few semesters to choose a major, and a handful of years to plan out our career and the rest of our lives. We graduate with a degree, find ourselves steeped in student loan debt, and bogged down with the stress of achieving our dreams and meeting the expectations of family and friends. It can be devistating to be hired for that first big job, only to realize you hate it. It is disheartening when the dream of marrying Mr. Right turn into a string of bad relationships.
If the Brow center is closed off, you become rigid, refusing to see what the world has to offer you. Your perspective solidifies and you become narrow minded. You can heal this by realizing that life in the Universe is sustained by growth. The second we stop evolving and changing, we start decaying and ready ourselves for death. We aren't growing if we pigeon hole ourselves into doing the same thing day in and day out. Doing so is asking for a painful life, because sh*t happens. Even if you don't altar a thing about your own choices, the people you share your life with will. Your kids will grow up, your husband will go through a mid life crisis, your parents will pass away and your department might get downsized. If you can't allow yourself to roll with the punches, the rough patches are going to hurt a lot worse. Sometimes it's better to empty your cup and let the Universe pour in something with a new flavor. You never know how great the future could taste.