Finding that balance in life is truly an important skill.
I, personally have only learned it up to a certain degree, and only through a
series of mistakes and painful lessons that followed.
Getting rid of ego is an impossible task. It is like trying to get rid of your heart.
It is simply a program in our awareness that has a purpose. The purpose is
quite simple: to bring into reality all the things we fear. Fear-based intent
leads to our worst fear coming true in real life where we can face them.
If it will be interesting to anyone in this thread, I will write how the ego
cooperates with our intellect to bring our fears into reality - in the nearest
future. It can't be explained in a few words, so I will not write about it now,
since I have very little time to post at this time.
But, as I'm building my new site, in between breaks, I will check in here and
write stuff that might be valuable to the members of the forum and read the
posts everyone writes to learn something valuable myself.