I learned ways to get the ego put of my way. Not easy, but I'm willing to work hard to do it! My ego feels the need to explain myself to others. Or to state why I'm right. Or to tell others what they're doing wrong. Or pushing my opinions on them. Rather than pausing, using what I've learned, and being who I want to be. The ego is pushy and bossy! Butting in. Just when I feel I have things where I want them in my inner self, sometimes the ego is reacting before I even realize it. It happened to me last night. I'm feeling guilt, frustration, and am disappointed in my words and attitude. I was triggered and just sailed right into the ego trap.