The ego wants to run your life. You need only remain unaware that it exists. Continue to believe that you are your thoughts, your body, and your life situation. Believe that sickness and suffering are inevitable, that the ways you have been victimized and oppressed are inescapable, that permanent joy, love and peace are impossible.
Most people believe that some ego is natural and that it is impossible to completely escape the ego. I have found that it is possible, and fully desirable, to abolish this parasite called the ego. Simply look at it. Watch it. Observe. Know what it is and what it does. When you do this, you will no longer want it. You will lay it aside. It will be gone.
If you are not ready to do this, you can put these teachings aside for some time. Suffer a bit more. Come back when you want perfect love, joy, happiness, freedom and abundance. Perhaps you still believe that there is something of value to be offered by the ego. Has its guidance brought lasting happiness so far? Has it ever delivered to you what it promises? You are free to choose a different thought system.
The ego seeks salvation in external forms such as wealth, moving to a new place, or sensual pleasures. But even if you get what you believe will make you happy, it doesn’t work for long. There is a momentary high, followed by depression, then you move on to the next thing. The ego seeks but cannot find. Rid yourself of this parasite.
Lay the ego aside to live at the center of the wheel. Go into the present moment. What problem do you have at this moment? Who is the “I” observing the thoughts in your mind? Now feel the energy in your inner body. Can you love yourself from within? Notice the silence, the stillness, and the beauty surrounding you at all times.