The ego needs the future because the idea of a better future is how the ego justifies rejecting the present moment. – Gina Lake
The Ego is our thinking mind. And it loves to think. It thinks about the future, it thinks about the past and yes it even thinks about the present! It says things like ‘Wow, what a beautiful flower’ or ‘This weather sucks, why isn’t the Sun out?’ And whenever the Ego thinks, we can’t ever be fully present in the Now. If we notice we’ll realize that we are not the ego. We are not the thinking mind. Who are we then? Hint: Don’t use the ego (the thinking mind) to answer this question!