Spiritual life is always about letting go of unnecessary baggage so that we’re prepared for death’s final letting go. That can only happen if we’re willing to know that our protected self-image is not the deepest me. Our passing personas are important and a good part of the journey and they even help us to taste moments of the Great I Am that is God. But there’s so much more.
Finally, like the great Paul, we can all say, “It is no longer I who live, but Christ living in me” (Galatians 2:20). My deepest me is always God.