Reader comment on Sam Harris's passage ...
On Aug 6, 2017 david doane wrote:|
My ego is just another transitory appearance in consciousness. My true self, my essence, is eternal consciousness expressed as me. I've had some moments in meditation when I felt amorphous, part of all that is, bigger than my usual sense of self -- that was my real self and I relish that state of awareness. For me, turning consciousness upon itself means being conscious of my consciousness which happens for moments at a time as thoughts do constantly intrude. What helps me turn consciousness upon itself is practice -- practice putting aside or letting go of my thoughts and being conscious without content.