The ego is the mind’s identity of what we are, and we are trapped when we believe that image of our self is us. As you free your self of your ego, and the drama it makes, you will feel a fear. That fear isn’t your fear. It is the ego’s fear that you are feeling. It is afraid that you won’t support it anymore, and that it will collapse.
Is it possible to be free of the ego? First we need to be aware of what the ego is and what we are as separate from it.