“You can’t get rid of your hallucination of being an ego by an activity of the ego.
Sorry, but it can’t be done . . .
If you try to get rid of your ego with your ego you will just end up in a vicious circle.
You’d be like somebody who worries because they worry because they worry.”
— Alan Watts
Thankfully, there’s no ego–in the sense of a persistent, independent, unitary, separate self–to destroy and no way of destroying what does not exist. All we really have to work with are dominant thought patterns masquerading as our real Self. And those, we can work with.