The natural tendencies of our Ego show up when we are not aware or willfully directing it. It’s important therefore to develop and sustain awareness as much as possible throughout the day to cultivate positive tendencies that carry over even when we’re not fully aware. The result is that our Ego will begin to act in ways that our spiritual self has trained it to.

Left alone too long, without awareness or willful direction, however and the Ego may fall back into older, more instinctive tendencies.