When you surrender "ego" (the false self others told you, you were, and you believed and/or thought they were telling you the truth (only because they believed someone else...), in truth, you give up nothing... Why? Ego originated from nothing, someone actually made it up! Eons ago, someone decided that they were somehow lacking and needed to become important (I-am-porting-my-ant, meaning: I am leaving the magnificence that I am, to purport (or profess) into something greater... But how can you be greater, if you are already magnificent~?! Drop the ego and be all that you already are, your "Enlightened Luminosity" awaits to emerge from within you, to be all that you have been, already are and will always be... Pure magnificent Being... Just Be...
There's a saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade".