Thoughts are communication devices from Mind (capital M). They come into awareness first through the Human Energy Field and then they are put into words and images by the brain. Without the brain, there is pure knowing. Ego is an off-spring of mind, a consequence of being human. Ego is directly connected and intertwined with mind (small m), and he at times creates on his own. Without ego, without the brain, you are left with knowing, which is far more reliable than thoughts which have been sorted through ego’s filter and brain’s belief system files.
Focus on knowing. It is your first line of defense and does not take offense. It is your direct connection to Mind. It is Love.