There is very little that I do without my ego chiming in about what a bad job I am doing of it. It took quite a while for me to stop engaging with that voice, the little inner critic, or in my case enormous critic. I just got to a point after years of meditating, and it’s also telling me I was doing that incorrectly that I realised if I continue to honour that critic, it will be the end of me.
It’s not that it’s not still there, and if anything because I pay it so little attention now, I find that when it does get centre stage it REALLY goes for it, but I just don’t take it anywhere near as seriously as I used to. It’s by actually doing and being regardless of the inner voice that we move beyond it. For it wants us stuck forever.