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The Self is Illusion

And this is a VERY good thing! One of the principle ideas behind most forms of Buddhism is that of anatta or no self. Basically that the experience of a stable and persistent "self" is merely an illusion since everything changes, everything is impermanent.

Why should this be important? Simple, it is profoundly liberating when you are able to detach yourself from the notion of a permanent self and identifying with an unchanging ego.

"There is tremendous liberation in not identifying ourselves with thoughts, or a set idea of who we are. It is then that we can grow and change, with the help of neuroplasticity. There is then hope that we can overcome our vices or bad habits (of mind and body), because if we aren’t stuck with the self-limiting beliefs inherent with a consistent self, we may orient ourselves toward becoming more of who we want to be."

#psychology #transpersonalpsychology #self #buddhism #anatta #spirituality

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