One thing is guaranteed: The ego always acts from a place of lack and fear. Although it might not be so obvious at the first glance – the ego is always missing something and wants that to feel fulfilled. This missing and longing is caused by a void we carry inside: The lack of self-love. The ego is always in survival mode, although we are not in life danger most of the time. It is the part of us that makes us want to fight or run away when we are facing conflicts or challenging situations. And it acts as if it was so clever – not realizing that it is actually the biggest block in filling that void inside. The ego was never invented to make us happy, it was invented to protect us and keep us safe.