Just some ways of looking at things
To free the self, you must let go of the ego. Take a look at The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle
The book The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle is a very profound and complex book. It has changed many lives. We even listed the audio book in our recommendations. It is very powerful.
This is truth!
Our idea of what we thought we was supposed to be. We find out who we truly are. Then realize, it was what we always wanted in the first place. Perception is everything, when we change our perception we change everything.
Just a few ideas
Take what you need and leave the rest