Answer: What would you rise above? What would be the stepping stone of your ascent? It is the ego that exists in you, unlike animals. Above it, you will ascend through spiritual stages, i.e., change the perception of our world to the perception of the highest. This is called “ascending the ladder.”
The fact is that at this stage you think you own the world, control it. And at the next step, which you want to rise to, you must accept that there is only one single force in the universe, call it Creator, nature, whatever you like, and only it controls the world.
And you have absolutely no control over anything, you only want to join, cling to this higher power.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 5/17/20