Breathe in deeply to bring your mind home to your body. Then look at, or think of, the person triggering this emotion: With mindfulness, you can see that they are unhappy, that they are suffering. You can see their wrong perceptions. You can see that they are not beautiful when they says things that are unkind.
Your brain, not your mind, controls your daydreams.
The mind and brain can be thought of as different aspects of the same thing, like the software and hardware of a computer.
But in fact, the relationship goes both ways. How we daydream and think depends on the brain’s structure. On the other hand, that structure is constantly changing in small ways—as we learn new things the connections between nerve cells change.
To me the ego is the habitual and compulsive thought processes that go through everybody’s mind continuously. External things like possessions or memories or failures or successes or achievements. Your personal history.