The ego believes it reigns sovereign over God’s plan for Man to ascend to the Father by way of realizing and manifesting only the Supreme. The ego does not manifest the Supreme; it believes in suffering and sacrifice, and it manifests only pain. Listening to the voice for the ego burns one out; it literally fries existing feel-good connections by the very resistance to allowing them.
Yet pain cannot reign sovereign in Love. The ego can only keep the Son of God’s attention for a lifetime if the Son so chooses to keep it; it cannot keep it for Life.
Make this “lifetime” the time of your Life instead. Forget the ego; forget suffering. Forget all ideas about sacrifice and suffering in time, and rest in the Timelessness of the Pulse of Life. There only is the Supreme, waiting to become manifest.