The last issue of a very good mag called What is Enlightenment? was devoted to Ego (or is it ego?). I thought of it via Jean's talking about why having regular Writes can be difficult--one feels s-he already knows the thoughts and so is bored and irritated by them and then judges them as being shallow.
I mention all this because one way I've thought about ego, via PW, is this, and it reveals my assumltion that my mind is my great ally. Why would the miind, do you think, bring to consciousness certain thoughts if I already knew them? Is it that inefficient? I assume there is something for me to understand, some information I still need to get--and what I call ego are those voices which say I know that already or this is boring, etcetera. In other words, what can make it hard to have a PW practice is the activit y of ego. In a Write I feel I'm in touch with knowing, the verb, as it undoes knowledge the noun.