From "Words to Live By: A Daily guide to Leading and Exceptional Life" by Eknath Easwaran:
"Do not give the ego breakfast in bed; do not pack it a lunch; do not fix--Kathy
its dinner; do not give it pocket money for buying snacks; do not even give it a
glass of water. Slowly, surely, the ego will lost weight, until one fine
day it will be nothing but a thin ghost of its former self."