The first thing to know about the mind is that it’s a social instrument, not an individual one. Prop it up in front of a mirror and you see Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Ego works like Facebook does, on a like/dislike basis. The problem with this is that everything I see represents an aspect of myself. What I like, I own. What I dislike, I disown.
The cloven hoof is not Satan’s extremity; it’s the mind split by like/dislike.