Stillness and self

self

(video http://daily.stillweb.org/tds119/)

The theory of narrative identity postulates that individuals form an identity by integrating their life experiences into an internalized, evolving story of the self, which provides the individual with a sense of unity and purpose in life.(McAdams, D (2001). “The psychology of life stories”. Review of General Psychology 5 (2): 100–122. doi:10.1037/1089-2680.5.2.100.).

selfprocessing
(http://www.slideshare.net/castlewoodtc/mindfulness-marcio-guzman-phd

Thinking about the concept of “self” could make one very confused. Because who is thinking about this self? When I am thinking about my self, who is thinking?

Be aware of the metaphysical concept of the self. It does not exist in the physical world. The self is a concept, it is part of a story about humans.

Self as context is another way to talk about self. It is not about identity, but about observation and experiencing.

selfsenses

(http://www.powershow.com/view4/59e9fe-OGQ4Y/Self-As-Context_Made_Simple_Russ_Harris_MD_ACT_World_Conference_July_2009_powerpoint_ppt_presentation

and the shift to this perspective of experiental self needs attention.

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