The lower self is satisfied with ideas, the Higher Self with reality.
One’s Self is like quiet water that is aware of itself.
Among the many ‘I’s, which ones can you trust? None.
The lower self tries to look like the Higher Self.
The lower self is not what it imagines itself to be – it is an imitation of reality.
Time is required for one to recognize a true higher state – as time passes, one will not so frequently be misled.