Ego is the negative, wrong-minded teacher who continually tells you how difficult the world is and how you must constantly fight to survive.
Reason is a mythological character and symbolic guide who shows you how to think and behave in a Right-Minded way. As your Right-Minded teacher, Reason helps you differentiate and choose between Right-Minded and wrong-minded attitudes and behaviors. More is the opposite of Ego. Reason teaches you to do unto others as you would have them do unto you, and Do No Harm while you Work as One
NOTE: Reason and Ego can never co-exist at the same time. You are believing and behaving one way or the other.
Ego believes everyone is out to get you and directs you to do unto others before they do unto you. Ego is also the creator of the tiny, mad idea of separation presented in the Right-Minded Teamwork Myth.
An An Ego attack is a negative emotion. It happens when you believe your awful feelings have been caused by something someone did to you. More is a flash of negative, out-of-control emotion. It happens when you believe the awful feeling you are experiencing has been caused by something someone else said or did to you. Without thinking, you become behaviorally triggered; your body language, tone of voice, and the words you say become mean-spirited. An Ego attack is the opposite of a When you are facing a challenge such as an Ego attack, and you experience a positive and perhaps surprising moment of revelation, clarity, or sanity, you have achieved a moment of Reason. More.
As soon as you realize you are experiencing an Ego attack, you must To train your mind means, among other things, actively living your team's Work Agreements. More to say, I am angry. I have lost control. I’m not upset for the reason I think. I am out of my right mind. I need a moment of Reason to gain control of my attitude. I must return to the classroom so I can find a Right-Minded way of replying that allows us to do no harm and work as one.
To learn more about the Right-Minded philosophy, pick up a copy of In this short story, we will meet three characters: Reason, Ego and the Decision-Maker. Each plays a key role in creating or destroying teamwork. More: The Philosophy and Process for Creating a Right-Minded Team That Works Together as One.