I Am You and We are One
The ego imagines it has to give up everything,but it is merely a drama queen.
In fact, it is the ego that has to be given up!
In the state of personhood, you imagineyou are giving up all your joy, freedom and funwhen you choose the Truth.
But fun, joy and freedom arisefrom the true Self and not from the mind.
The common man's worldly pursuitsand enjoyment comes mainlythrough the senses and mindwhich are not the source of real joy,but the sage's supreme joysprings from his own effortless being - free of attachment, imagination and fearhe lives in continuous peace, contentment and joy.
When you discover the Truth, you do not give up anything - except delusion.