“I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free”.
And this is how one can see the world(and themselves)objectively. Everything just happens, everything just is. Giving characterizations (“good”, “bad”, “pleasant", “unpleasant", etc.)is just the tendency of our personality to interpret everything through the needs/repulsed material of the subconscious/desires etc. Subjectivity.
The personality sees everything through the lens of subjectivity. But reality isn’t “this” or “that"; it just is.
For the personality to be free and be absorbed by our upper counterpart(Self/expanded version/divine essence/cosmic Nous/…), we have to undress every interpretation from every fear and every expectation of the personality, and just be. Now.
This is when our true nature is revealed.
That toiling for freedom that comes from the burning heart, as Kazantzakis beautifully described.
That’s why, to me, God is our Real Self.
Of course, uncovering every action/reaction/interpretation of us from every fear and every expectation, is difficult. It makes us realize hard truths about who we thought we were. We need responsibility, volition, and absorption of the ego by self-love. As the perception is widened up while we do it, the Nous helps us understand the difference between power and desire to dominate others.
“Askitiki” (The whole text) is something worth reading, and I think you’ll like it.
Let us all fight for freedom, then!