It is very tempting in spiritual work to see our ego as “bad” and to do battle with it. Unfortunately this view keeps us in the realm of ego which is dualistic. “I want this, to be more spiritual and I don’t want that which is my ego”. This gives our Inner Critics an unparalleled opportunity to have a field day with us and does not lead to freedom but rather more perfectionism, self rejection and suffering.
What is more useful is to see through the untruthfulness of what our ego tells us, that we are very limited and on our own and that we cannot trust others.