Our greatest fear is having to abandon the illusion of being something or somebody in particular. We depend on our character persona as the foundation for our very sense of existence. Therefore it’s frightening when our ascension path leads us to the gate of surrender, where we must give up being who we’ve always thought we were. It feels like a total death and annihilation for the ego, which it wants to avoid at all costs. Becoming conscious of our Presence feels like a direct threat to our very existence. People will do every spiritual exercise under the Sun as long as they don’t have to give up being somebody. Being nobody is the ultimate fear, yet it’s the very doorway to our freedom.