Settling the self on the self

I selected the previous two posts at different times over the past few weeks, and added them to the stack of quotes that I am maintaining for this blog. Putting them side by side reveals similarities even as they take different angles. Both caution against closing down against the outside world: the self only becomes vital as it engages with everything around it. Self-centeredness transforms into interconnection, and settling the self on the self is allowing the self to flow with the impermanence of everything.
Somehow, through practice, I hope I am taking myself less seriously.

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