Just a simple thought, an idea.
I could elaborate on this and give it some sort of meaning, the purpose of which would be one thing; to hold the attention of the reader for long enough to make a difference, to create the opportunity for something to click.
But I’ll keep it simple and allow you to give it your own meaning and impart upon it your own level of importance, if any.
Being held hostage by an ego? what you think of as “your” ego? This is just an idea in the mind that causes all sorts of strife when believed in and fed with attention. As with all ideas and products of and in the mind, you can change it in an instant.
Here is another idea; Ego now means, Energy GO!