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  What is Self?
by William S. Cottringer
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.

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A little poem about ourself.


 

What is Self?
 
We all have it,
Some more.
And some less;
But hard to define,
This sense of self.
So what is it?
Genes from the past,
A reflection in a mirror,
Some birthday celebrations,
Feeling cocky and strong,
Worrying about weakness.
So what’s left,
After all’s said and done,
Borrowed from others;
Nothing much at all,
That’s really “yours.”
What is this thing called self?
A very convincing illusion,
That’s all, more or less.

The Prosperity Zone


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Reviewed by Suzie Palmer
Wonderful questioning....
So true, our so called individual self merges into the Oneness that we truly are!
The root meaning of individual is indivisible... no separate unit entity... but the one Self, each other... united, family, All..
Thank you for sharing the beauty of this William!
Love and Gratitude,
Suzie :-D
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
Very well written poem,take care

Edwin
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