Like many others, I am reading The New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. I am only on ch.2 So last night I was reading about how the ego must identify with things to define itself. It seemed he was talking about material things, but for me, the things are more ideas. My ego identifies with the ideal family situation. Where everyone is respectful, considerate and responsible for their own behavior. I know this because my ego feels empty when I am faced with the reality of my family. Ultimately I feel that because my family is disfunctional that it defines me as unworthy… From a spiritual perspective, I believe we must all detach from our ego’s and we do that by whitnessing what we identify with and reasoning if it really defines us or not. Anyone willing to share what your ego identifies with in a spiritual step to releasing ego? Thanks for your thoughtful response.