” The Self is the internal abundance that can be realized at our will any time. It is capable of lifting us up from difficulties particularly during moments of stress, frustration, nervousness and duress. It has the power to nourish, nurture, absorb and inspire. All we need is to have faith and surrender our ego-self to the higher Self. The challenge we face, therefore, is not in allowing the Self to take charge but in surrendering ego-self. It is fear that keeps the ego intact, preventing its surrender. Our ego-self survives and feeds on our fears, miseries, doubts, compulsions, obsessions and cravings which are nothing but self-created but that appears real. With continuous use, they have become our mindset. We tend to derive solace in them even if the payoff is pain. ”
The ego is the most destructive force you have inside you that most are not aware of. Ego is tied to greed, selfishness, vanity, fear, paranoia just to name a few. It is never satisfied, a bottomless pit that can never be filled.