My teaching, my counseling practice and the seminars I conduct are all rooted in several important concepts. The mastery of these ideas can have a transformative power in our lives.
The Ego Self: the ego self is a relatively unconscious part of the inner life that comprises our habits of thoughts, feelings, emotions, drives, impulses, sensations, intuitions, imagination and so forth. The ego self is not one: we have many different competing motivations and goals in life -- self and others, adventure and preservation, work and play, love and solitude, and so forth. In some ways, a veritable war is sometimes taking place deep within. We think we are free, but in many ways we are determined by the habits -- some good, some bad -- of the ego self. The ego self percolates up into the "ego mind."
Ego Mind: The ego mind is the part of the self that deals with the world -- you're reading this.