Awakening is a path on which you release the attachment to feeling special.
I can tell I am in my ego when I vacillate between feelings of inadequacy and feelings of thinking I am special in some way.
And I don’t mean ‘special’ in a good way. I mean ‘special’ in that awful way where I can feel superior because I think I know better, or am better in some ways because I work on myself.
But when I am in my heart, all of that duality disappears, and then I am love. And from that place, I can forgive myself for feeling inadequate and special.
The gig is up, Ego. I’m onto you now.