Perhaps Ego and Self are one and the same concept, with Ego expressing a less enlightened aspect of our psyche than does our sense of Self.
Each day I randomly draw two Tarot cards to prepare myself
For what to expect re my relationship with Spirit.
Today’s first card was The Nine of Cups expressed by
A very self-satisfied person firmly guarding his treasures.
The second card was The Nine of Swords depicting a tragic figure
Tormented by regret.
Spirit tells me that contentment is the Middle Way, in which
Ego and Self flow into and sustain each other, as do
Yin and Yang, or Force and Form, the outer Pillars
Of The Tree of Life. Consciousness, the central Pillar
Serves to harmonize them
Without denying their uniqueness.