The ego has since done a pretty good job of ending life, or at least, pretending to.
The ego is thus just a device that we're using to explore, "innocently", what it might be like IF we could separate from God.
All of this entire planet, the whole physical universe, is the contents of this idea, inside of this idea. We're inside the ego - the dream.
It isn't helpful to be against the ego because we are the ones who made it, and it's just doing its job. It's fulfilling the adventure of fantasy that we created it to do.
It's just that, at some point we're going to be done with playing with this "toy" and will be ready to give it up.
The ego is not an enemy. It has no power to do anything that we don't ask it to do. We are the ones who use it against ourselves. It is just doing what it was meant to do, like a piece of machinery that just keeps doing what it was designed for.
The ego is only meant to offer us the idea of illusions being real, that death is possible, that separation can have real consequences on God. Which isn't true or possible. It's only there as our make-believe story about things happening that can never happen.
So at some point, we'll decide we just aren't going to use it anymore. We're going to just let go of this game that we're playing. We're going to put the toys away, and turn around and give God a big hug.
No harm done.