Ego is a fictitious character that lives within a person. When a person is suffering from low self esteem for example, ego arises and serves as a pick me up tool which raises a person back onto their feet. Ego can raise pride within a person giving the feeling of being rejuvenated, which is also pushing to the side the real reason ego is suddenly present. It is not that ego has to be controlled or to be rid of because this ego is actually giving a clue to the individual of what on a persons journey may need to be further addressed.
But ego now appearing within the overall self, causes the self to instruct the mind that there is something that continually needs to be fixed. Now the overall self feels the need to fight ego claiming the reduction of ego is key, where in fact “the ego character is not real in the first place.” In reality it is the low self esteem that needs to be addressed and put into a healing process, or simply relaxing the nervous system which raises a higher vibration called Love.
God did not invite souls to come to this earth to be forever trying to fix themselves. The good Shepard continually suggests that the Shepard is here to do the work while its flock relaxes in safety. What humans are failing in is simply learning to relax and let the story tell itself, instead of feeling that the story has to be created or controlled without the Shepard, and now the person feels the need to forever repair its perceived failings.