From Rob Horning’s Sick of Myself. “And the creation of identity in the form of a data archive would seem to fashion not a grounded self but an always incomplete and inadequate double — a “self partially forced from the body.” You are always in danger of being confronted with your incohesiveness, with evidence of a […]
The stories we tell ourselves about who we are often end up shaping who we become. I really liked this short piece, both because it makes that truth explicit, and because it reminds us that we can choose to be authors rather than subjects.
Sogyal Rinpoche, in the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Looking in will require of us great subtlety and great courage—nothing less than a complete shift in our attitude to life and to the mind. We are so addicted to looking outside ourselves that we have lost access to our inner being almost completely. We […]