The ego is the body’s built-in mechanism that provides us with survival tools for a body that may encounter danger. It acts upon instinct when confronted with a situation that may invoke fear. The body’s instinct is to either fight or flee.
With the rationale of the soul coming into play, there no longer has to be a fear conditioned response. When enlightened to a point of realized oneness; body, mind, and soul come together knowing that the circumstances have been laid about by its own doing.