Self-esteem, self-doubt, self-confidence, self-disgust, self-development, self-inflicted, self-esteem, self-sacrificing, self-motivated . . .
All focused on the idea of a self, who can be hurt or helped. A self that doesn’t exist.
There will come a day when the continuous reinforcement of the idea of the self will seem at best irrelevant, probably unhelpful, possibly unintentionally cruel.
And, you know what? Without that self-obsession, freedom already IS.
Make no mistake. This is not a denial of life, but a removing of the filter that kept life at arms length.
If you have a choice, step out of the rat race to be more fully in the moment . Realise there is only NOW. And go live it.