Don’t let your ego stand in front of you. It’ll block your view.
Humility and mindfulness are useful.
Use these virtues to give you a broader perspective of humanity and nature. Hold pride, honor, and bravery in a modest housing with many windows and vistas.
Remember, your ego is quite useful because it is quite powerful. Harness the power of the ego for self-esteem, not self-aggrandizement. This latter form is blinding; it shuts your eyes, darkening your potential for education and growth.
Find the middle ground, the balance, and see your horizon from a perspective of progress. Progress is part of the whole, a greater system, and if the ego looks inward it’s like looking into a cave. When it looks outward it is like looking upon the world’s grandeur from a mountain top.