When we are our integrity and we know our true self, we can observe the defensiveness of our ego.
The more we identify and practice observing our reactive, protective or insecure patterns, beliefs and thoughts, we learn to step back and sit in the deeper space of our being.
Our being; our conscious awareness, cannot ultimately be defined, even by our own thoughts, let alone anyone else’s. We are soooo much more than any thought we might have.
Resting in being, there is nothing to defend.