Self Hypnosis

I think, therefore I am.

--Rene Descartes

There is no "you" until you think there is.  When you think about it, that's what the self is, just a thought that presents itself in the first person singular.  Which is why the thought of transcending the self is as comically absurd as a puppy chasing its own tail.  You cannot undertake such a task without bringing to mind the very thought you seek to banish.  You might just as well resolve not to think of a pink elephant.  Better not to think at all -- but then, isn't that thought just another pink elephant?  You see, it's not about what you think or don't think, as the case may be.  It's about what you see and who sees it.  If there is no "I" beyond that niggling little thought bouncing around in your brain, who is doing the seeing?  Perhaps nobody.

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