The mind is nothing but a recording-replaying machine much like a video camera or a PC where the cameraman or programmer has gone to sleep. It is a junkyard of useless thoughts and feelings that run us 24/7 in a vain attempt to keep us surviving. Once the process of releasing this stuff has begun, our lives begin to lighten up, and we can use the mind for what it was meant for: Creating what we choose, directed by the Self….Who we REALLY are. The ego and the mind are actually the same thing, a dim reflection of the Self/Beingness. By misidentification, the ego/mind assumes it is the Self. Lester said it is like the moon reflecting the Sun to light our way at night, and believing it IS the Sun. In this metaphor, the Sun rising is like the Self taking over once again to live our life as it was meant to be. Not as victims, but as victors. Happy and abundant.