The ego however, is not who you really are. The ego is your self-image; it is the role you are playing. Your social mask thrives on approval. It wants control, and it is sustained by power, because it lives in fear. Deepak Chopra You Are Galaxies
the ego vs. the soul. while i'm reading this, i'm thinking how many people in my life fall into the "ego" column.and how very sad that must be for them.and how maybe i need to re-evaluate why some of those people are still around.
The ego says, 'I shouldn't have to suffer,' and that thought makes you suffer so much more. It is a distortion of the truth, which is always paradoxical. The truth is that you need to say yes to suffering before you can transcend it.