Oh, now, for anyone with an interest in all-things-Spiritual, I am sure you will have already heard about (from varying points of view) HOW it is that the one-who-you-consider-yourself-as-being is ONLY a Delusion, like a Mirage and that the “Real You” is just in-hiding awaiting your “Waking Up” to its Always-Present-Presence eh ? 🤔
But perhaps there’s another Explanation as to why it seems like all us Human Beings are Designed to Endlessly Suffer unable to Transcend our Worldly Predicament ? And quite simply it all comes down to self-preservation, inasmuch as unbeknownst to most, your day-to-day Identity (as a felt sense-of-self) actually stems from an Unconscious Instinct for Survival !
In neuroscience it’s called the Default Mode Network and as such, it’s what gives you your apparent sense-of-free-will, your capability for Autobiographical self-referencing YET it’s just Brain Circuitry (you could even say it’s like some Software running the Program of “self”) eh ?
Here’s a presentation by Richard Miller on this subject that I’d suggest is very worthwhile spending one’s most valuable free-time contemplating :
As self falls away, three subtle but distinct aspects of identification with being a separate ego-I-self are revealed, which need to be understood and, in turn, set free. Then, the realization of what lies beyond all sense of self, mind and separation can be recognized, and its fragrance integrated into all aspects of daily life
But so what you may ask ? And IF the above is true, what does it really mean ?
Put simply, I’m saying it means that there is a mode-of-Being wherein all sense-of-separateness has Vanished, all Hope and Fear Vanquished and despite all appearances to the contrary, there is a Gestalt-like sense-of-Perfection in that nothing needs changing (or fixing) … it’s innately Peaceful, centered AS an Empty Aware Compassionate Presence that can only Laugh repeatedly at our own self-Deception !!! 😀