I am sharing an article that has a most useful explanation of The True Self and The Ego. As Tao cultivators, we work continuously on a Tao concept of “Sovereignty Over Self”. To realize and be the True Self, you must conquer and manage the The Ego. These concepts are crucial ones in the awakening process. Its one of the first big insights into Self Awareness (realization of the true self). You must discover who you are, and what you are not. It is important to contemplate the concept of lower consciousnesses that is called the ego so you can begin to transcend it. A good first question is “What is the Ego”.
This article covers the topic very well. This writer has that hit the mark in describing such a complex concept.