Self - Transcendence
"Good people are like candles; they burn themselves up to give others light."
Inherent in the nature of humans is the desire to improve and better ourselves. This process of going beyond our current limitations is often referred to as “self transcendence.” Self Transcendence can apply to any aspect of our being; the physical self transcendence of running faster; the mental self transcendence of going beyond our purely egoistic thinking.
However at the heart of self transcendence is a spiritual concept that we are growing into a more illumining nature and gaining a wider perspective of our true self.
Self transcendence is not competing with others. Self transcendence is a personal journey of self discovery. To practise self transcendence we need personal effort, willingness to change. However self transcendence needs to involve an awareness that our success doesn’t just involve our “little I”, but also the universal self (or bigger “I”).
Spiritual seekers have experienced self transcendence as the grace that allows them to be aware of the infinite consciousness of inner delight. In this spiritual self transcendence the different religions and spiritual practises converge on the common teaching of going beyond the limitations of the ego and being aware of our higher Source. This Higher Self is called by many different names, but ultimately is beyond any metaphysical concept.
The practice of Self transcendence is not limited to those who are overtly religious. Any human being who strives for greater perfection and a higher perspective is practicing a form of self transcendence, and it is this self transcendence that gives us joy. 💚
The journey to self-transcendence isn't a straight, well-paved road. It takes many twists and turns and it can be rocky at times but it's always worthwhile. Will you brave the adventure?
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