He analyzes the dysfunction of the individual ego-mind and how when it encounters other ego-minds becomes poisonous, violent, and rabid in a collective way. Then he shows how automatic this ego mind is. It starts as soon as we wake up. It runs in its channels—endlessly repetitive. It is automatic and repetitive. Like other organs—it does its own thing, but this time it is to our detriment.
This made me see how, if we don’t control this thing, this ego-mind, it will control us. The pancreas is automatic and repetitive but it will not do us harm unless it is sick. The ego-mind is sick from start to finish. Other functions of the mind work well for us, allow us to perform tasks and take care of business and create. But the ego part is like a spreading cancer and its only destiny is to destroy. This is what Eckart Tolle brought out so very clearly to me.