LOSING YOUR SELF

“Perhaps you can think of times in your life when you hove been completely engrossed in an activity… and were excited as much about the process as the end result. It can be described as forgetting or losing the self, time, space, and totally in the “now”

It is a wonderful feeling of spontaneous joy, even rapture. Because it feels so good, it is intrinsically rewarding. It is a state in which you become utterly absorbed in what you are paying undivided attention to the task.. It can be interrupted by reflecting too much on what is happening…. the very thought “I’m doing this wonderfully” can break the feeling of absorption. Attention becomes so focused that you are aware only of the range of perception related to the immediate task but losing track of self , time, and space.”

“If you realize what the real problem is — losing yourself — you realize that this itself is the ultimate trial. When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves , we undergo transformation of consciousness. ~ Joseph Campbell”

“In every part and corner of our life, to lose oneself is to be the gainer; to forget oneself is to be happy.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson

“The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.” ~Albert Einstein

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