Feeling special leads us to our self importance. Castaneda writes later in his life, many years after his initial emergence into the world of sorcery, about the futility of self importance. “The more I thought about it, and the more I talked to and observed myself and my fellow men, the more intense the conviction that something was rendering us incapable of any activity to any interaction or any thought that didn’t have the self as its focal point.
With the self as a focal point, you sustain the illusion that you are your body, which is a completely separate entity from all others. This sense of separateness leads you to compete rather than cooperate with everyone else. Ultimately, it’s a no match with Spirit, and becomes a huge obstacle to your connection to the power of intention. In order to relinquish your self importance, you’ll have to become aware of how entrenched it is on your life. Ego is simply an idea of who you are that you carry around with you. As such, it can’t be surgically removed by having an egoectomy. This idea of who you think you are will persistently erode any possibility you have connecting to intention.
Reference : The Power of Intention. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.