“There is a life behind the personality that uses personalities as masks. There are times when life puts off the mask and deep answers unto deep.” -Dion Fortune
I create a story about the past and I title it “history”.
I attach my self to “history” and I call that “personal identity”.
Then I play a game:
I pretend that there is a world separate from me in which my “personal identity” is just one of many characters.
I call this game “life”.
Sometimes it’s fun. Sometimes it’s painful.
Either way, I don’t get too worked up about it.
It’s just a game that I made up.