There is a YOU, and that YOU was born out of the image, likeness and being of God. That YOU has always been, always is, and always will be in union with God.
That YOU was given a mind and body for the purpose of knowing, experiencing and expressing that union in a human context.
The mind and body is capable of comprehending and functioning in the human context, which is why you received it. But the mind and body takes on a life of its own by creating a whole other identity, unaware of the real YOU and your union with God. This life of separation that your mind and body creates is a dream or illusion. Not all things are as they appear to the mind and body.
Sometimes I half wonder if there is any significance to the fact that in the Book of Genesis when Adam falls into a deep sleep, there is never any mention of him actually waking up!
The way out of this is not trying to fix or solve the dream. IT’S NOT REAL! Trying to fix a dream that isn’t real, only reinforces, legitimizes and feeds the illusion further. There is nothing to fix because there is nothing wrong. All there is to do is to awaken from the dream.