I'm wondering why the ego exists? I am getting to the point now where I can recognize it reacting and although I have to work on it every day, I do have a way of understanding it which helps bring me back to love, forgiveness and kindness but my question is this... Why does it exist? As we are all made of love, why do we need this separate "thing" which is the ego and always creating a false view of our world?
The ego exists as a point of reference for our experience. If you did not have an ego, there would be no “I” to experience love, joy, or creativity. Without the focal point of the ego we would not have a sense of individuality. What you are thinking of as the ego is the unawakening ego that identifies with the object of experience instead of the pure awareness within.