The ego is a living condition that wants what it does not have. The ego is deeply jealous, and that jealousy spawns all sorts of reactions in life. The ego even when it has (apparently) achieved all it asked for remains unsatisfied with life; the ego lives an unstable conscious relationship with life. The egoic relationship of life, even if that person has it all, still finds someone that has more, or imagines having more, and more, and more, and more, and more. Ego is a point of view based kind of conscious experience that is jealous of others achievements, and it is jealous of what it does not already have, and/or what it has not already achieved because apparently someone else has already made it to that ‘level’. The ego is a conscious activity that only subsides, and ultimately ends, through God Realization, and the subsequent processes that follow in bodily transfiguration (Enbrightenment).
The modus operandi of the ego is perpetually seeking, searching, and unsatisfied with life, friends, family, and more importantly the ego is never interested or satisfied with/in God. The ego lives in a state of self created jealousy that is even jealous of itself. The egoic forms of consciousness cut, divide, split, tear apart, and seek separation within its own activity, and with others. The ego is in the business of creating the unconscious mind through all the cutting and dividing and splitting of the personality. With the backdrop of darkness, instead of God’s Divine Light, the ego filters life and compartmentalizes specific patterns of conscious relationship.
In other words, if a person is scared of clowns that one does not live the conscious (self created) based fear of clowns with all people all the time. However, when that person has a conscious experience of clowns, whether it is purely a mental image or an appearance in conscious experience that triggers the fear, that fear takes control of the person and blacks out their previous state of being, the pseudo (ego) state of being comfortable and relaxed. In the midst of the fear experience of the clown the person is creating vast conscious experiences in darkness, in delusion, and by hiding specific parts of the personality in order for fear to become a demonstrable experience. Furthermore, the fundamental conscious experience is that the person wants to be afraid of clowns; therefore, they suppress other parts of their personality that are not scared of clowns in order for the fear to manifest freely. All fear is self created darkness of denying (consciously moment to moment) your Everlasting Reality founded in Perfect and Eternal God/Reality.
The ego’s modus operandi is to create conditions that support whatever current mode of seeking is present. For example, if a person wants to make lots of money their life will reflect the process of achieving that goal. The ego is not concerned for the whole, not even itself, and it does not care for transcendence or living beyond the conditioning of the body/mind. The ego always focuses on whatever keeps the fear from poking its head out of the darkness of the unconsciousness. It (ego) is constantly seeking new experiences that create enough darkness to hide the constant steady-state of conscious fear that is perpetually present in every living experience the ego has ever known. Truly, the unconscious mind is there because of the fear state of relationship the ego spawns (and finds necessary in order to survive moment to moment) with all conscious experiences. The darkness one experiences with the unconscious mind is born from the ego way of life. Once a person has, through bodily consciousness, Realized Self and consciously (including all states of bodily consciousness) Transcended ego, the conscious darkness of ego is Instantly and Immediately outshined by the Divine Light of our Everlasting Conscious Existence. The seeking way of life is, at its root, all born moment to moment through reiteration of separate self (ego), through the fear of no self knowledge, and through the fear of no identity.
The fear that appears once a person (with ego based consciousness) turns to know God, or relate to God is the darkest of fears, and it burrows out from the dark unconscious places the ego constantly oppresses. The true quality of consciousness that is perpetually transcendent of the ego states of consciousness is the Divine Only; It Is the Perfect Reality Perfectly Present As the Only Reality/Existence. Like the sky above water, the True Nature of Consciousness is always above the sea of ego. It (God’s Realization and Self Shining Reality) is perpetually beyond the dark fathoms of ego consciousness. The fear of ego, which is the most fundamental driving force of ego’s life, does not consciously exist within the Great Transcendent Consciousness of God. This is our Immediate Release from the binding activity of ego, and God is ever-present seated As the Very substance of your experience/existence like the sky is always beyond the sea of ego darkness. Learn to consciously live beyond the activity of ego, learn to Presently Transcend the self created fears for the Ever-Present Only. God Only Is.