The Myth of the Self Written by Mike Ross Self Portrait? “We are made up of nothing. There is no self. We are whatever we decide we are.” Frederick Lenz Why There Is No Self: A Buddhist Perspective for the West 40.040197 -76.262521 Lancaster, PA, USA Related 19 thoughts on “The Myth of the Self” Why self can’t be what you decided? I didn’t understand this opposition. To be honest I even don’t know what is nothing 🙂 I’ve already told how much I like this image. This photo is more sharp. LikeLike Reply Thanks Alena, not that sharpness matters here. The concept of a no-self is a Buddhist thing and its hard to explain. Read about it by your self. 😉 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I don’t believe Buddhists. They say not to get attached. And this is the only thing that I can do. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply They also say to be a light unto yourself, find out what is true and real for you. And it may just be a Beagle in a Babushka! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply My religion is happiness 🙂 I really don’t understand any other. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Well I don’t understand that religion at all. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply There’s nothing to understand, it’s only for feeling. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I think what you’re saying is that enlightenment is understanding that there is nowhere to go, nothing to do, and nobody you have to be except exactly who you’re being right now. Is that correct Mrs Shminke? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It’s about being right now, Mr. Ross! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Agreed. Did I mention that The Power of Now is worth reading? LikeLiked by 1 person I don’t remember, I remembered being and nothingness 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person You might get more out of watching some of his videos on YouTube, hes quite an interesting character: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brtP2IgnZzs LikeLiked by 1 person I should make another attempt to read Perls, to understand better what I do. LikeLiked by 1 person I was re-reading Gestalt Therapy Verbatim which is very good but the dreamwork part can get boring. He has a few other but most are probably out of print. LikeLiked by 1 person I understood. Mattered that there’s no light spot! 😄 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply A wise guy eh? As a very wise Buddhist teacher once put it: its not I hear the birds its just hearing the birds. The I is extra. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply This one I agree with, and I’d say more, but I’m transfixed by what is blurring the shot. Is that snow? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Its a reflection in a scratched, dirty truck panel. And since its a reflection its certainly not me but another illusion. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Lol…good one, Mike. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.