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The word 'self' is as great a mystery as the word 'other'. It's just a polarity between two mysteries.
Sometimes all you've got is yourself.
-- Abdul Manan
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"Quite naturally, when I said, 'What about you, yourself,' I meant
Know thyself because what else is there to know?
To love oneself is to struggle to rediscover and maintain your uniqueness
Born to myself, I like myself alone.
But how describe the world seen without a self?
Self is the great antichrist and anti-God in the world, that sets up itself above all else.
By the inquiry 'Who am I?'.
The thought 'who am I?' will destroy all other thoughts,
and like the stick used for stirring the burning pyre, it will itself in the end get destroyed. Then, there will arise Self-realization.
Knowing oneself is not so much a question of discovering what is present in one's self, but rather the creation of who one wants to be.
There are two persons in the world we never see as they are,
one's self and one's other self.
The self. What is the self? Everything you are, without others, without friends or strangers or lovers or children or streets to walk or food to eat or mirrors in which to see yourself. But are you anyone without others?
We develop a sense of self by coming to see ourselves in the reflections of how others see us - what they reflect back about us, how they view us, what kind of person they think we are and so on.
Understanding who you are within comes through self- awareness and self-education
Your self ... is other people, all the people you're tied to, and it's only a thread.
If you're not yourself, who will be?
There is no essential self that lies pure as a vein of gold under the chaos of experience and chemistry. Anything can be changed, and we must understand the human organism as a sequence of selves that succumb to or choose one another.
Awareness of the self is more acutely at the heart of things than it has ever been before. On the foundation of self-awareness alone rest all our hopes for a new politics, a new society, a revitalized life. If we do not genuinely know ourselves, the void will now, at last, surely rise up to meet us.
A self does not amount to much, but no self is an island; each exists in a fabric of relations that is now more complex and mobile than ever before.
I believe that even though each person has an individual and unique self, the self means nothing outside the context of community or meaningful contact with other people.
We need a self because the complexity of the chemical processes that make up our individual humanities exceeds the processing power of our brains.
Self is what makes mind think, but never needs the mind.
Self is what makes bodies live, but needs no existence for itself.
Self can be realized; not by knowledge but by revelation.
Self is one, personal and impersonal.
But it is only on the personal level that one comes to know the Self.
When you know the Self, you realize there are two types of knowledge.
First is to know how to exist and second is to know the all-pervading spirit.
Long before we understand ourselves through the process of self-examination, we understand ourselves in a self-evident way in the family, society and state in which we live.
thereafter, the selfsame
I am not myself.
My thoughts are tangled in words that are not my own.
Love yourself because, when you love yourself, you're loving the source of being.
Self is the soul minus God.
The self is an oral society in which the present is constantly running a dialogue with the past and the future inside of one skin.
The self is coming from a state of pure awareness from the state of being. All the rest that comes about in a outward manifesation of the physical world, including fluctuations which end up as thoughts and actions
I am really only myself when I'm somebody else whom I have endowed with these wonderful qualities from my imagination.
My self is all to me. I don't have any need of you.
How does thee like thyself?
The cure to your self is that you are not yours.
Without a true self, a person can not go on living. It is like the ground we stand on. Without the ground, we can build nothing.
What would someone who loves themselves do?
Self is the lord of self, who else could be the lord?.
Through others we become ourselves.
The Self is the one thing you can discover, not by travelling miles, but by being very still inside your own being and saying to the Supreme,
Yes, absorb me.
The Self is the heart, self-luminous. Illumination arises from the heart and reaches the brain, which is the seat of the mind. The world is seen with the mind; so you see the world by the reflected light of the Self.
Whenever you think or you believe or you know, you're a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you're nobody-but-yourself.
Saying that someone is full of themselves is silly. Who else can one be full of ... except self?
When they say "Be yourself," which self do they mean?
-- Rob Brezsny
There are three people in yourself:Who people think you are, Who you think you are, and who you really are.
If you know you are yourself, you know that you are not somebody else; but do you know that you are yourself? Are
That nagging state of constant thought that exists somewhere between the ears and behind the eyes is the self.
Find your true self. The old question, asked in many ages, "Who am I?" Once you figure out who am I, and you know who am I, then you have that knowledge of self.
I am self-centred. I just adore myself.
Your true self is beyond either relying on others or avoiding them in order to know who you are.
The self is a perpetually recreated neurobiological state.
Getting rid of the concept of self is the work of all meditators, because suffering is born from this concept.
You are a self and an other.
Your 'others' are in part your own creation.
This in turn affects and shapes your experiences of self.
Your levels of self-awareness and self-acceptance largely shape how you perceive others. p.231
I love myself for I am a beloved child of the universe and the universe lovingly takes care of me now.
I'm fascinated by what makes up a self, how one becomes a self, how much is it an answer to others and how much is it an essence of self.
The place where even the slightest trace of the 'I' does not exist, alone is Self.
Having a self, even a simple self, allows you to look into the world and put a mark over what is more important and less important. It's a way of classifying the world in terms of your own needs.
Know the One - the Self, and you'll know the All.
The Self does not move. The world moves in it.
To know oneself means above all to know what one likes
Loving the self involves faith and trust and belief in who you are, and a willingness to take action upon it.
Now, here is the point about the self: it is insatiable. It is always, always hankering. It is what you might call rapacious to a fault. The great flaming mouth to the thing is never in this world going to be stuff full.
What could begin to deny self, if there were not something in man different from self?
It all starts with a tiny, stupid idea, then one thing leads to another, and suddenly, you find something amazing: yourself.
The self can be a cup or a cosmos.
I am not myself; I am the potential of myself.
Since every individual is accountable ultimately to the self, the formation of that self demands our utmost care and attention.
The self is a
of little comfort
The self ... can split off from itself without being less. You are not a mini self, an adjunct to some super-being, never to share fully in its reality ... you are that superself looking out through only one eye, or using just one finger.
I am not my self, I am the result of all my ancestors.
Meeting the "self" activates the transformation of human consciousness,
No one can self-actualize without self-actualizing those around them.
You are not a singular self. You are a corporation. Inside you is eternity. A human being is not so simple.
The self is hateful.
Most people don't form a self and then lead a life. They are called by a problem, and the self is constructed gradually by their calling.
Self is the root, the tree, and the branches of all the evils of our fallen state.
The mighty question arises upon us, what is one's own real self? It certainly is not what we think we are and ought to be.
The noun of self becomes a verb. This flashpoint of creation in the present moment is where work and play merge.
You give to yourself by giving of yourself.
The ideas that we have about self are an aggregate within a state of mind, and they chain us to a state of mind.
Self is body and bodily
perception. Self is thought, memory,
belief. Self creates. Self destroys.
Self learns, discovers, becomes.
Self shapes. Self adapts. Self
invents its own reasons for being.
To shape God, shape Self.
The self, however, is a living organism, and refuses to be denied without a struggle.
The power of self goes beyond words. Self confidence, self improvement, self esteem, self enhancement, self love ... Get yourself right first!
I consider my selfbeing ... that taste of myself, of I and me above and in all things, which is more distinctive than the taste of ale or alum, more distinctive than the smell of walnutleaf or camphor, and is incommunicable by any means to another man.
A man's Self is the sum total of all that he can call his, not only his body and his psychic powers, but his clothes and his house.
The central idea of this book is that the self is a process, not a thing or an entity. The self isn't something outside experience, hidden either in the brain or in some immaterial realm.
But the self is precisely the integrator; it is the synthetic unity, as Kant said. It is the artist of life. It is only a small factor in the total organism/environment interaction, but it plays the crucial role of finding and making the meanings that we grow by.
No one is self-made
I love and approve of myself. I love and approve of my body. I feed it nourishing foods and beverages. I exercise it in ways that are fun.
The self in the twentieth century is a voracious nought which expands like the feeding vacuole of an amoeba seeking to nourish and inform its own nothingness by ingesting new objects in the world but, like a vacuole, only succeeds in emptying them out.
To be oneself, simply oneself, is so amazing and utterly unique an experience that it's hard to convince oneself so singular a thing happens to everybody.
In search of myself, I have created myself.
The self ... is not an organic thing that has a specific location, whose fundamental fate is to be born, to mature, to die; it is a dramatic effect arising diffusely from a scene that is presented.
No one can say he is himself, until first he knows that he is, and then what himself is. In fact, nobody is himself, and himself is nobody.
There is nothing more difficult to find than oneself.
If I am not myself, who will I be
The best self is a good being.
I belong deeply to myself.