Our ego is a coping mechanism to deal with some basic needs: approval, understanding, security and attention. Based on our life path and early childhood experience, we have some basic mechanisms of lack that drive our ego and most often drive us.
Unfortunately the ego, like the senses, can produce temporary gratification but never enduring fulfillment. Love is what we are truly looking for and the key to our fulfillment. Understanding our ego dominance helps us gain dominion without repression. As we are increasingly connecting to our source we become Spirit led and our ego becomes an attribute of our unique expression and no longer the driving force.