A sculptor or a carpenter is trained in his skills to make the best use of the tools available to create the product. Same tools eventhough available, if a person is not trained and then ventures to meddle with them can end up in dangerous or destructive act. So, its not the tool that needs to be thrown but if someone wants to be a carpentor then he has to learn to handle the tool. To be a carpenter and then say, i dont need the tools is just ignorance.
Ego reminds me of that tool kit that has so many variety of tools in it. Skilled, that is connected then it becomes the useful tool. The carpenter opens the toolkit and takes the one which is needed for the work. When it is not needed he just puts it back in the kit. So is it with our life.
Firstly, know the tools in the kit very well like humble, loving, angry etc. Then, we need to get trained. That is learning to connect the ego to the consciousness. Then put them to use, that is applying. Then keep them back in its kit.
A log of wood given to a skilled carpenter can turn out to be a wonderful chair. Same in the hands of untrained, unconnected individual, i leave it your imagination.
May be its not correct to say GO to ego but learn to connect it to the source.
When connected, the same person may express anger but will not be angry. That is the proper use of the tool. The chisel is used to chip the unwanted in the statue but not to damage it. The sculptor knows the way to use the chisel and bring forth the beautiful statue. To say, chisel is a dangerous instrument and never use it is ignorance. That means, you are limiting the creativity.
In this world of action, dynamism outside in the world makes use of the proper tough tools. While moving within, involves subtle tools too. Without the ego, who is there to have the realization? We just learn to balance to make use of the different tools as we interact in the world outside and within too.