People don’t understand basic ego dynamics and think that ego is about overtly seeking attention from others, etc. Each of us has an ego and it seeks IDENTITY. This identity can be the ‘humble, spiritual, no-reward identity’ or the ‘help others with no expectations’ identity. It is anything that seeks to create a sense of self — and the subtlest form of this is the one that is the ‘humble truth-seeker who doesn’t want recognition or reward’. Zen understands this very well and it would help if ‘psychics’ did, too.