Attaining Sense of Self through Materiality or Ego
In attempts to defend the ego, and when attempting to solely pleasure the material self, we are acting through the shadow of the true self by attempting to reach a state of psycho-spiritual homeostasis by relying on physical nature alone or the projection of a false self-image.
The Partiality of the Conscious Mind and Physical Senses
The sense of the shadow is related to the partial view of the self or false self-image. These concepts are related to the inversion of the mirror image of the self reflected or the projection of personal ideals that distort the perception of reality and the self into a partial view.
An interesting question is whether any self-image is truly accurate. Does the conscious mind have access to enough experience to fully grasp the true self?
The material self when viewed as separate from the whole…
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