The sense of identification with a localized self– “I”, “me”, “mine”– is a made-up concept created out of thin air (literally), by the powerful universal consciousness that all of us embody. This “pseudo-self”, though having no basis in reality, is nonetheless a genius invention that has served humanity well. Because it gives the species an effective tool to be laser focused on its own survival.   The pseudo-self has a simple mandate: to not die. Everything…