Tao of Seeking the Self

The separate self wants to experience transience while imagining itself as permanent. So, I leave the proximity of the moments I exist, while pretending to be seeking a self that is always changing and cannot be found except in an instant of acceptance and noticing. In seeking, I’m creating an imaginary seeker who seeks a self, who’s never there, but consists of awareness and attention falling into the future. Self can never be found because self is always falling into the next moment. In every moment of noticing there’s an awareness, “Oh, there I am again!”

I exist in a constant state of movement internally, externally, emotionally, physically, and cognitively. There is no me to grasp and hold, once I accept that, I don’t need the perspective of being the center of the universe. The separate self as the center position only enables constant self-induced suffering.

Take care of you and all you love!

Bryan Wagner

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