Instead of reconnecting with this “Me”, the environment teaches to fill this gap with compensatory behaviour: alcohol, cigarettes, drugs or more socially accepted behaviour: Workaholism, co-dependency, perfectionism, especially in terms of nutrition, aesthetic, social and intellect.
Often illusory creator of success, the sublimation of “Having” avoids awareness of “Being”, widening the gap between the two.
Waking up this “Being” would shake the stability foundations of the “having ego” as it hence appears dangerous to the welfare of the latter.
Undoubtedly, the ego is helpful and reassuring. But we must know its place because the image of the “self” may often become synonymous with the “Me” or, even worse, crush it and cut us off from the essential.