When we realize and understand our ego it marks the beginning of our spiritual progress.
The tree of ego only produces fruits of destruction. So never water it. Remove it at the earliest.
To enjoy coconut, we need to first remove the tough outer layer and then break open the hard shell. Do not shy away from difficulties. All good things are hidden deep inside.
We often only see thorns not the beautiful rose flower. It is true there are thorns everywhere but in between there are beautiful flowers too. Focus on the flowers and try to reach our destination.
Attachment is like epiphytic plants that grow on trees. They will soon drain out the tree and will destroy it or make it appear ugly and deformed. Similarly, attachment will destroy us.