"I came out alone on my way to my tryst. But who is this that follows me in the silent dark?These beautiful lines remind me of the ego which develops in all of us with time. Letting go of the tyrant is a challenge and overcoming this challenge carves out a better person in us.
I move aside to avoid his presence but I escape him not.
He makes the dust rise from the earth with his swagger; he adds his loud voice to every word that I utter.
He is my own little self, my lord, he knows no shame; but I am ashamed to come to thy door in his company. " - Gitanjali
The ego plays an essential role if you control it and make use of it to drive you. When your ego is in the driving seat then the ride at first will be great but it is only a matter of time before you come crashing down. We all are on an ego trip sometimes and more than often it is too late before we realize. Terry Starbucker from Ramblings from a glass half full talks about his rise and fall on his egoistic ride, then rise again and the effort it took him to get his head straight. An insightful read.
Learn from other people's experience and start giving, sharing and become humble to experiencing the real Power of I.