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Soulful Sundays: Selflessness

"There is no self to be dissolved, only the notion of self to be transcended." -Thich Nhat Hanh


Self is a notion of separation from other people and things. From the moment we are born we begin to take in our own air and demand our own food from the environment. No longer is the newborn completely cared for in the womb. They must exert themselves in order to get what they need. This is the most primal expression of self. The self that perseveres. But as we age the concept of self expands from basic bodily needs to emotions and thoughts that arise from within. Our experiences and family backgrounds give shape to these thoughts and impulses, collectively definin