Excerpt About Essential Self
Differentiating the Self of Ego from the Essential SelfOn the other hand, the usual sense of self, the self of ego, is an emotional content, an affect based on past experience. It has an emotional coloring that differentiates each person's sense of self from the other. It is, however, not as clear and definite as the sense of Essential Self. It is usually somewhat vague and amorphous, and most individuals do not become truly aware of it unless they first experience its absence.