More than a few people I’ve met are afraid of themselves. They’re afraid of what they will find inside, and that fear keeps many people from even looking.
But the true Self – the consciousness within and which is a droplet in the ocean of oneness – is nothing to fear. It is also kind of nothing – it is not a thing.
As for the ego and the person’s past, they will find whatever they are attached to. They will find enjoyable things and unenjoyable things, so I can’t say that it will be easy. I can only encourage you to find your courage to go within. The freedom on the other side of dissolving even a small portion of the ego is amazing.