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Visualized self

  1. Mar 3, 2004 #1
    this is by no means polished. i will be working out my thoughts as i write.

    whenever i try to understand the concept of self, i visualize a tree. i am the tree but this physical me might only be a branch of the total me. the trunk is my core being(soul, spirit, etc?) and the big branches individual personalities in a given dimension. the smaller branches off the bigger ones are the various incarnations within that reality.

    i am also rooted within the universe and connected with everything thru the universe.

    i am sure that you could even say the universe itself can be visualized as a tree with each of us being a branch, etc.

    i believe this is why so many writers are enamored of trees. it must be a symbol to the collective unconscious.

  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 3, 2004 #2
    that's how i visualize reality, as a tree with roots, a trunk, branches, leaves, ... when your point of view is a branch, you look around and maybe not see the tree and just see multiplicity. if you step back and view the whole tree, you see oneness, nonduality, unity.
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