All the ideas we have of ourselves
are ULTIMATELY false.
Any asserted or resisted definition–
call it I, identity, self–it is
not who we are! It’s a product
of who we are! It’s the bubble
we created to operate from
within. It is the definition that
we wear, and it determines our
experience of other bubbles.
Ego is the effort to protect the
— Harry Palmer, Living Deliberately