Answer: Don’t worry about your ego, but just think about how to rise above it. The moment you begin to rise above it, it will begin to expand inside you, and on it, like on a hot air balloon, you will rise higher and higher. Indeed, in order to advance, you must have a large, growing egoism.
You will not lose anything corporeal. On the contrary, you will become a more avid egoist. And this is good because you cannot ascend to the upper world without a big ego. You need both: the left line and the right line.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 11/11/18