The ego needs props for an identity born of ideas, images and thought.
It searches for perfection through the mind – for an identity that never dies. This process is like trying to catch smoke with your hand.
The ego is driven by a will to dominate and control, with no consideration for others. It needs somebody, because it cannot bear to be nobody.
It is a false identity that exists only within the mind and it dissolves without attention. It is only illusion that we exist, separate from existence – we do not.