Ego is the part of you that buys into what the world says is true. The "world" can be your parents, family, school, church, government, culture, Hollywood-any source that perpetuates belief systems. At the root of the world's belief system is the belief that you are a separate entity living in a dangerous reality, and that you must protect yourself and survive at all costs. Fear is the foundation of the ego. But what happens to ego when you begin to awaken? What happens to ego when you begin to realize that your Self is not threatened or defined by the ups and downs of life? What happens when you begin to perceive reality from the truths that arise from within? What would happen if you allow yourself the presence of mind NOT to react or protect or defend your sense of self? If you are awakening to the True Self, then you are beginning to experience the truths that cannot be learned from the world.
~ Old Sage