A Course In Miracles: There are many paths you can take, all of which will guide you into letting go of all sense of separation resulting in ego transcendence and enlightenment. Let’s look through a number of options and see if we can find something that resonates with you. Mix and match based on your own intuition and experiences.
First and foremost, the ego is not something to push against, struggle with, or overcome. The ego is not something to be killed. That mindset will only set you up for more struggle with the ego sneaking in the back door. Struggle, resistance, fighting, and killing will not work. You don’t defeat darkness with darkness. You transcend darkness by bringing in the light. This is a critical point.
Who is it that wants to kill the ego? Why, the ego, of course!
The ever present awareness has no problem with the ego being there. It is as it is.
So, how do we transcend the ego?
Surrender all the juice you get out of any egoic activity… being right, thinking, dreaming, wishing, judging, desiring, being angry, feeling guilty, etc.
Read books by Eckhart Tolle, David Hawkins, and Ariel Bravy.
Be fully Present as often as possible.
Learn about the ego as thoroughly as possible. Notice and learn to detect every single time the ego tries to grab its hands on you. This way, when you notice it has returned, you can surrender it again.
Don’t fight it. Don’t put up resistance. What you resist persists. Instead, Love the ego and the role it plays in your life, giving you the illusions of duality and opposites. Love it, accept it, and let it go.
Release all attachments and aversions.
See everything in a state of perfection. The world is perfect, just as it is. People are perfect, just as they are. This is not a judgment. This is a statement of truth.
Do not try to improve anything, including yourself. See yourself moving from a state of perfection to a state of perfection. It’s about self-acceptance coupled with continuous expansion and spiritual growth.
A dying flower is not an imperfect flower, but a perfect dying flower. It is first a perfect seed, then a perfect set of roots and stem, then a perfect growing flower, then a perfect blossoming flower, then a perfect withering flower, then a perfect dead flower.
Each state is a place of perfection. Do not judge anything, call it good or bad or right or wrong. It is as it is, in a state of absolute perfection.
Higher does not imply better. A brick on the ninth floor is no better than a brick on the second floor. Flying birds are not inherently better than crawling reptiles. Higher, but not better. A higher level of consciousness is higher than a lower level, but not better.