How many of your life’s decisions are chosen by your ego? For me personally, my ego gets in the way a lot. The ego wants things in a very particular way to satisfy its urges.
Often this only leads to a cycle of pleasuring the ego, while the greater goal rides off into the sunset.
If we can learn when to get out of the way and let a situation unfold without intervention, it is a lot less tiring that fighting tooth and nail to change the course of the tide.