A Scientific Discovery

This discovery was made (so far as I know) by Greg Swann, presented here:

http://www.presenceofmind.net/GSW/Delight.html

“In every choice you make, in every action you take, in each of your thoughts and in each of your deeds, you are acting upon your self. By your attitudes and your habits of mind and your internal and external behaviors, you are acting either to complete and burnish and exalt your ego–or to dismantle and deface and destroy it.

“This is an inescapable ontological fact. This is what it means essentially to have a reasoning, recollecting mind. Skyscrapers and symphonies, on the one hand, and squalor and slaughter, on the other–these are secondary consequences. Every action in every human life is first taken by the ego upon the ego.”

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