In Zen, they talk about putting a head on top of our head. There is what is – sensations, feelings, emotions, thoughts – and we put an image of an “I” on top of it.
This is really to put a head on top of the head that is already there. It is not necessary. It is only fake. It is no more than a mask, an abstraction added to what is. And believed in, with all the consequences that has of similarly unnecessary drama and suffering.
It is all self-created.