The dictators of the world are egomaniacal people, obviously. But more ordinary people also function in that way, including ourselves. We would like to possess our world, and so we act in such a way that whatever we see around us is completely in order, according to our desire to maintain the security of “me,” “myself”—which is egohood. Inspired by means of discipline, meditation, and discriminating awareness, we have freedom from egomaniac-ness, freedom from egohood.
From The Heart of the Buddha: Entering the Tibetan Buddhist Path by Chögyam Trungpa, page 4