We are not our likes and personality and we cannot know ourselves by mental activity. That “self” is an illusion, a mental construct of a society that partly has lost its faculties, as in other intelligences besides the mental realm, and partly a construct of a society that profits by selling based this illusion of personality, as it is a coping mechanism for people desperate to feel they belong. Our ego has a very hard time with the emptiness of being, it sees it with desperation instead of the crazy amount of possibilities, the endless potential of transformation that it brings. We are, that’s all there is. We are nothing and everything all at once.