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We Have to Let Go of Who We Are to Discover Who We Can Become

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by Lori Deschene
“When I let go of who I am, I become what I might be.” ~Lau Tzu
In the spring of last year, a number of events challenged my sense of self and my sense of direction.

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Daiho's Engaged Zen Blog: On Teachers, Part Two

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Recently, I've been caught up in the questions of what it means to study Zen, what it means to become the student of a teacher, and what it means to train for the priesthood. These are important questions in the world of Zen.
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The Self Illusion: How Your Brain Creates You

Psychologist Bruce Hood explores how the brain creates the illusion of the self.

 

The basic premise of Bruce Hood’s book The Self Illusion — that the concept of the self is constructed from our narratives, and is constantly being modified and remade — is a familiar one to Buddhists. In this video, filmed at this year’s The Amaz!ng Meeting in Las Vegas, Hood uses examples from developmental psychology to explain how the illusion of self is created.


Just because it’s an illusion, though, Hood says, doesn’t mean it’s not real. “An illusion means that it’s not what it seems. I’m not denying that you’re having an experience.”

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