Answer: A person uses his egoism in order to rise above it.
Egoism is a force, and when we rise above it, we continually feel freedom to a greater degree. I cannot feel free if I don’t have the sensation of being unfree.
Question: That is, I am grateful to the Creator for having my great egoism and wanting to separate from it?
Answer: This is a must. One who is higher than others has greater egoism too. Otherwise, how could he ascend?
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/2/17