You who identify with your ego cannot believe God loves you. You do not love what you made, and what you made does not love you. Being made out of the denial of the Father, the ego has no allegiance to its maker. You cannot conceive of the real relationship that exists between God and His creations because of your hatred for the self you made. T-4.III.4: 1 - 4
A Course in Miracles . Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition.
Not knowing our true selves we don’t love them. Deep down they seem inadequate and defective because they are. The work of the ego conditioned and socialized by the society it was born into and grown up in, comes to be seen as ludicrous and insane because it is. This insanity and ludicrousness, the ego will not admit to, but deep down we know that what the ego would have us believe is a lie.
It dawns on us that there is a better way and with this dawning a search begins. The search can take us on many paths but to only one destination which is the Oneness with our Transcendent Source.
Today, we recognize and acknowledge that our egos are full of shit which encrusts the brilliant diamond within. We know this because God doesn’t make junk even though we do and plenty of it.