The Ego lives in contradiction.
For the ego to exist, it must be separated from the infinite which is all inclusive. How else can it be individualistic, unique and special? The only condition the ego can exist is in a world of contrast, of polarity, which is the relative universe we live in. It is in this relative universe that the ego can be separated from the whole, be unique and individualistic.
Yet in doing so, the ego also feels the inherent fear of separation from the whole – where it is complete unto itself and there is no lack.
The inherent nature of the ego is, therefore, one of incompleteness, of lack. This is the source of its fear in lack or scarcity.
This belief in lack exists only in this relative universe – this illusion or Maya. It is not absolute truth and can be transcended by recognizing that the true essence of the ego is beyond this relative universe.
Thus the dilemma of the ego, to continue being unique and individualistic and be trapped in the false fear of scarcity, or to lose that individuality and become whole again?
Yet, there is a solution that does not have to be either-or but all inclusive, and that is to raise the individual awareness to transcend the illusion of separation.