by Michael W. Taft Philosopher Thomas Metzinger says, “Nobody ever had or was a self.” Sages and seers have historically instructed us that the ego “doesn’t exist,” and that we only need to see through… Read More »Deconstructing the Perception of the Ego/self
In this super-short video, meditation master Shinzen Young defines enlightenment (very accurately) in under two minutes. Tl;dr summary: You realize that there’s nothing inside you called a self. The activity of the ego is present,… Read More »Shinzen Young Defines Enlightenment in Under Two Minutes
by Michael W. Taft The name of this blog is “Deconstructing Yourself,” but what does deconstruction have to do with meditation? In short: everything. Deconstructing your experience—in the sense of analyzing or seeing through experience—is… Read More »Meditation — Why “Deconstruction”?