The Ego needs problems to exist but in Suchness, your True nature, there are no problems,
You thus make little problems out of Nothing and keep looking at them and they grow bigger.
We cannot function without problems, so we create molehills out of Nothing and by and by, we create mountains out of molehills!
Then we go to the doctor, the therapist, the guru, the teacher, the coach and ask how can I live with this mountainous problem!
And then this non-existent problem grows bigger again, until completely consumes us.
And now our ego has become so big through our problem. Yes, it seems the ego needs problems.
What to do about it?
If one can understand this movement in consciousness completely then we can do something about reversing this chronic situation.
With the correct and persistent approach to Meditation, with keen watchfulness, mirror like watchfulness, without comment and judgement one will be able to see a tiny molehill pop up from Nothing! Now with this continuous flow of awareness and understanding the mountains can slowly become smaller and smaller, shrink back to molehills and eventually the molehills disappear.
Leaving just Emptiness, Emptiness all around. One is left with just one’s True Nature.
But first one must become aware, one must watch as a small molehill arises out of nothing/pure consciousness.
And then True Compassion can arise.
One cannot practice Compassion, Compassion is the flowering of Meditation,
The flowering out of the understanding of one’s own suffering, of making mountains out of Nothing.