The development of the human spirit has three stages. This development begins with separated ego, “me” and ends in the free space of Consciousness.
EGO -The Unconscious Patterns of the Mind
The Ego is the central figure of our personal history, based upon the past and looking into the future. The components of the Ego are thoughts, emotions, memories (with which the person identifies as "my story”), fixed unconscious roles and collective identifications (nationality, religion, etc.). Most people completely identify with these components of the Ego, and for them no self "outside” of this exists.