Your higher self is the one that watches your ego make all the mistakes, forgives it, and tries to teach it to remeber that the ego is only meant to tell us things like,
"Im cold I need a blankie"
"time to go weewee"
" I guess I like this color"
etc, etc, etc, but instead society has pumped up the ego and brainwashed it into thinking it should take over....
meanwhile our higher self is trying to teach it that all of it's pain is caused by pushing the higher self outta the way and taking on too much responsibility.
responsibility the ego wasn't built for.
That is why life turns into a flow of health, happiness, and Harmony, once we can tame the ego, put it back in it's place, and let the higher self take back over.