The Ego mind is the assumed personal identity and is born out of the mind whose role is to keep you safe and help you survive. It is born out of your beliefs and programming that have occurred whilst you have been growing up. It forms your perceptions of the world and on an unconscious level forms your reactions to events or circumstances that are based on those beliefs and experiences you have had through your life.
The True self is who you really are – spirit. It is all powerful, limitless and boundless.
There comes a stage in spiritual development when you will experience the conflict between the fears of the ego and the power of spirit. During this stage of conflict, you will feel as if you are teeter-tottering between the two. One moment spirituality is in the forefront. The next moment it is the ego dominating your thoughts and actions. The Ego mind seeks to be in control in life and will do whatever it can to do that.