What is the Self?
What is the self? It’s a question that by its nature sounds like it would be quite simple to answer, but given the varying degree of perspectives throughout the world, it can also be seen as one of the most profound questions to ever be posed. It is that exact question that the amazing duo of Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo have set out to answer in their 3 minute video entitled ‘What is the Self?’
Video Description (Written By: Zaya & Maurizio Benazzo)
Mystics in all ages and cultures describe the self as infinite, stable and ever-present phenomena. Modern physics describe the world as a self-moving, self-designing pattern, an undivided wholeness, a dance. We, as a society, relate to the self mostly as an individual, unique, time bound form. Our common sense, as individuals and society, hasn’t caught up with this picture and it still based on long-held biases and stories. The Earth is clearly round but we still act as if it was flat…
We live at the dawn of a scientific revolution, every day brings new findings from a wide range of scientific disciplines about what it means to be human. Modern science now gives us the detailed descriptions of the mechanisms our brain needs to construct what we call the self.
Could it be this illusionary image of ourselves as separate beings that is keeping us in this perpetual state of anxiety, scarcity, fear, dissatisfaction and leading us, as a society, at this very delicate point in evolution?
Thanks to: http://www.phoenixisrisen.co.uk/