What’s the root of self-rejection?
Some will say lack of self-worth; others projection; others self-hate.
Self-rejection is a function of the mind
The mind is the gate that opens or closes, thereby allowing or preventing direct experience. Any action of the mind that blocks direct experience is self-rejecting; conversely, any action of the mind that allows direct experience is self-accepting. – John Ruskan
Any serious exploration of self-rejection needs to include:
An exploration into the “self” being rejected as well as an open-ended inquiry into the whole notion of self.
An exploration into the ego’s fundamental dynamic of rejection. Rejection is at the core of all ego activity.
This of course can lead to a real eye-opener around the notion of personal choice.
Every internal action involves some kind of rejection of our present state, our actual reality. And there is a deeper consequence to this attitude of rejection: By rejecting what is so for us in the present moment, we are rejecting ourselves. – A.H. Almaas
Links of Interest
Items of Interest