Self transcendence is impossible, because there is no self to transcend, and this can be realized once one attempts to locate the feeling of “I” within experience. It won’t be found. Content is appearing within consciousness, and disappearing. Consciousness abides, and remains unchanged throughout. There is content, and awareness of that content; nothing else.
Although none of you knew him:
Tonight, I’m reminded that we are never promised tomorrow, and what time we are given is precious. Two years ago today we lost Chandler Mackey, and while I don’t want to limit our memory of him to Facebook statuses, I do think it’s important to keep him alive in our memories. Chandler was exceptionally friendly to everyone with whom I ever saw him interact. No matter what we were doing, he was always humble, and kind. I enjoyed the time I got to spend with him, and I’m taking this evening to remember him and be more conscious of how I spend my time. I love you, Chandler.