The i is not the same as I.
The shadow of the tree is not the tree.
The i is known, perceived as a mind object, a thought sensation. The I is knowingness itSelf, the reality of that which is known.
There is no separation between the dream and the dreamer out of which the dream appears and by which the dream is known.
This understanding, once established as your living experience, ends the personal sense of lack as well as the impression that there is something at stake.