In this Dharma talk, Michael challenges each of us to look for the source of the ego. In doing so, we find that the “eGO!” as his 3 year-old daughter refers to it, is simply the name we give to the mind in motion. This label isn’t anything substantial unless we identify with it. Seeing the mind in motion, without clinging to any of it, helps us have an opportunity to stop the mind’s tendency to attach and identify with its own motion as long as we engage sincerely in the practice of stillness.
As our practice deepens, everything that is timeless and free is revealed through conscious stillness. This means that no matter what our situation might be, no matter how great or how awful, stillness can support a steadiness that allows for us to meet anything that arises from a position of steadiness.