Panendeism.org

For the Promotion of Reason Based Spirituality...
 
HomeGalleryFAQSearchRegisterMemberlistUsergroupsLog in

Share | 
 

 The Self

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Aaron
Admin
avatar

Number of posts : 1918
Age : 46
Location: : Connecticut
Registration date : 2007-01-24

PostSubject: The Self   Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:11 pm

"The self" is something that we tend to take as a given. When I say "myself" or "yourself" we generally know what that means. But when you think about it more deeply the self is actually kind of difficult to pin down.

I'm interested how do you define "the self"?

_________________
"Enjoy every sandwich" ~ Warren Zevon
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://panendeism.web.officelive.com/default.aspx
Gnomon
Moderator


Number of posts : 660
Location: : Birmingham, Alabama
Registration date : 2007-09-30

PostSubject: Re: The Self   Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:45 pm

Here's the glossary definition from the Enformationism website :
Self
An idea—a virtual stand-in for me—created by the sub-conscious mind to represent the person (subject) in relationship to other things (objects). ~ Like an Avatar in a computer game. ~ As far as my mind is concerned, the self-concept is the essence of who I am. ~ Equivalent to the religious term: Soul.

Here's another angle on the same concept :
I call the combination of Soul & Mind-patterns the "Self", which is the holistic conception of You.

Perhaps I should clarify that I think "Soul" and "Mind" are natural, emergent properties or functions of Body and Brain---not add-ons via divine intervention. But the Self-concept (self-image) is more of a voluntary construct. It's essentially a belief about the believer.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.enformationism.info/
Aaron
Admin
avatar

Number of posts : 1918
Age : 46
Location: : Connecticut
Registration date : 2007-01-24

PostSubject: Re: The Self   Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:08 pm

My take on it is that the "self" is a holon and (from an Integral perspective) holons posses at least four quadrants.



So the self is not only everything on the top half of the chart but it is also a part of everything and everyone we share ourselves with.

When looked at from that perspective everyone on this forum is a part of me just as I am a part of everyone on this forum.

_________________
"Enjoy every sandwich" ~ Warren Zevon
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://panendeism.web.officelive.com/default.aspx
stretmediq

avatar

Number of posts : 238
Age : 58
Location: : Tulsa, Ok.
Registration date : 2007-10-04

PostSubject: Re: The Self   Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:38 am

That which is aware of itself.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.cafepress.com/newdeism
Aaron
Admin
avatar

Number of posts : 1918
Age : 46
Location: : Connecticut
Registration date : 2007-01-24

PostSubject: Re: The Self   Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:10 pm

That's a good answer.

_________________
"Enjoy every sandwich" ~ Warren Zevon
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://panendeism.web.officelive.com/default.aspx
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: The Self   

Back to top Go down
 
The Self
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Panendeism.org :: General Discussions :: Open Discussion-
Jump to: