Know that there are always the blind spots, the parts of yourself you cannot see. Summon the courage to see them. Most human beings are a host of sub-personalities each of which calls themselves “I” when they take over, though they may have quite different agendas and modus operandi. The process of self-unification usually involves the creation of a central witness self that observes the sub-personalities and is aware of their comings and goings and how they vie for control. The voices that speak in your head are of various kinds — some are nagging, fearful, needy, strident, insistent, arrogant or filled with self-hate and so forth. The voice of the Self, however, is calm, clear and compassionate. But we may have trouble hearing that calm and quiet voice from the depths when our inner space is dominated by the clamor of competing subpersonalities. That’s the short version; here’s a bit more: We tend to think of ourselves as a single coherent personality, and expect the other to be a single coherent personality as well. But a single human being can support many personalities. The dramatic example is Multiple Personality Disorder, which is extremely rare. The familiar example, which is [...]
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