The Echoes of the Mind (118) Individuality Synopsis


Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul. ~ Henry van Dyke

▫ Almost all people value their individuality. They maintain in their minds a self-image which they imbue with some level of self-esteem.

▫ Contrary to popular opinion, sustaining self-image is detrimental to mental health. Such self-absorption detracts attention from the present moment, and from the proper process of being (and being as a process) as opposed to treating everything as objects in space (the paradigmatic and problematic perspective from which self-image arises).

Our inner state creates the outer and not vice versa. ~ American author John Bradshaw

▫ Mental illness begins with believing whatever the mind presents which is not actually happening. All those who believe are mentally ill; the operational issue is only of debility.

The identity of one changes with how one perceives reality. ~ Sri Lankan-born Canadian writer Vithu Jeyaloganathan