Adyashanti talked about this during his July intensive this year (I have listened to the two first session on CD.)
As so much in the New Testament, it is a beautiful expression of what we are likely to encounter on the path.
I find this for myself in small daily situations, and also in the overall process of recognizing what I am and taking the consequences of it in my daily life.
Mainly, I notice I am caught up in a story. I find what is more true for me. I live from that for a while. Get caught up in the story again even if I know better. Shift into living from what is more true for me. And so on.
John is, as so often, even more to the point:
Then Jesus answered, “Will you really lay down your life for me? I tell you the truth, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times!” – John 13:38
Of course, for most of us it happens more than three times. But it doesn’t have to.
(The illustration is an Ethiopian painting from the 1600s.)