Be guided by spirit and not driven by ego.
Make no mistake, the ego is important – as much so as the spirit itself. In fact, everything is spirit, but the ego is one of many expressions of spirit. The issue is when the ego believes is it *more* important the spirit, more important than even itself (which is spirit). It really makes no sense, but that’s the way the world turns.
Interestingly, this is the same story as the one popularized in the Bible, where Satan represents the ultimate expression of the self-important ego.