There is this misconception that people who are awakened, enlightened or try to live with a connection to their deepest self don't have a life. They sit around like monks and contemplate stuff. They walk the earth like Jesus, become yoga teachers or some other granola munching profession. They don't work at Wells Fargo, have sex, eat pizza and cookies, watch TV or wear Dolce and Gabana. They don't have any wants, goals, or dreams and wander aimlessly through life. None of this could be further from the truth.
The fear of a radical change to ones life is what keeps most people from looking to deeply within. Most stories of people who have awakened are full of tragedy and sorrow. Their life was so messed up that they were no longer attached to keeping it so it fell away and truth was revealed. However, a lot of people love their lives and they don't want them to fall away. This attachment causes the ego to put up a barrier that keeps them from seeing truth.
The reality is that those that are free from the ego live an even fuller life and enjoy the world even more. They have no attachments to it so they enjoy if for what it is. In the video below, Mooji uses the analogy of an actor playing King Henry. The actor knows that he is not King Henry but when he is on stage, he immerses himself into the role and creates a connection between himself, the character and the audience. After the play, he takes off the costume and goes home. A person who is not free, believes that he is King Henry,plays the role 24/7, and becomes caught up in the cycle of suffering that comes with trying to hold on to an identity.
A person who is free of identification with their thoughts can enjoy everything in the world but they don't lose themselves in it. They can take on the role of mother, boss, activist, lover, or fashion enthusiast and feel all the emotions that come with it but understand that their soul and spirit is beyond these titles. If someone doesn't like their portrayal of King Henry, that is their business. It has no baring on who they really are. Someone who believes themselves to be the role that they play gets offended and suffers when anything or anyone threatens that role. This is not freedom but imprisonment by the mind.