What’s True Self?
“Every man is a divinity in disguise, a God playing the fool.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
Is one’s true self identified on a birth certificate or a credit card?
“I don’t need to worry about identity theft because no one wants to be me.” —Jay London
Is it recognizable on a trophy wall?
“Success in any endeavor depends on the degree to which it is an expression of your true self.” —Ralph Marston
Is it reflected in possessions and professions?
“The ego is only an illusion, but a very influential one. Letting the ego-illusion become your identity can prevent you from knowing your true self. Ego, the false idea of believing that you are what you have or what you do, is a backwards way of assessing and living life.” —Wayne Dyer
Is it visible in the dark?
“Ego is to the true self what a flashlight is to a spotlight.” —John Bradshaw
Is it the impossible dreamer, or the possible realist?
“Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza, the Self.” —W. H. Auden
Can it take a selfie with a smartphone?
“Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority.” —Tom Hopkins
This post henceforth reads like a book, which no one who can’t take a punch line, should click here to open.
“A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke – and that the joke is oneself.” —Clifton Fadiman
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