If you are free from ego, then you are being yourself. Being free from ego is not something that has to happen after years of meditation. You can be free of ego right now.
Recognising egoic behaviour in yourself and others makes the ego far easier to deal with. What used to feel like terrible situations can now be transcended.
Your natural state of being is still, quiet awareness. It is one with a feeling of inner peace and oneness with all life. From here you know that your sense of self depends on nothing.