My view on this is totally different.
Well, it is not some coincidence that we were born, received our bodies and our egos developed.
The ego is something we need, without it the body could not exist, act, adjust to the world.
A strong ego helps the body to be healthy.
Weak people are so deep in self-pity that they won’t even move, not even a little movement, but rather let their bodies deteriorate.
Weak people live in fear, scared of everything and everything new, but thus get stuck in the labyrinths of their ways.
Only an individual with a strong ego can in the moment of initiation transform himself, otherwise his fears hold him back.
Only a strong ego is able to step aside and give way to another part of our being, a weak one would just stick to their own reality.
But if we proceed in the direction of the spirit, the “power”, the abstract, then we can get rid of the small-minded part of the ego.
This too requires strength, that after many failures and hopelessness we get up again and move ahead.