Welcome to the no-self help blog!!
I’m delighted that you found this site and eager to have you check out what I hope shall become regular blog postings. As this is the very first entry, here is some information about the basic what, why, where, and how of this blog:
The no-self help blog aims to highlight developments in positive news and science. The “no-self” part refers to who we are beyond our individual selfhood, that is, the story our mind tells us about our identity as limited individual beings. The “help” part refers to how we can help get past such a story and discover what lies beneath it. No-self help is about humanity reclaiming its birth right as an interconnected, kind, and ever-evolving consciousness.
I decided to write this blog, first, to feel better. Demoralized from relentless exposure to negativity in the news profiling what’s wrong with people, I wanted to focus on what’s right about people. Though not always well-exemplified in the media or even in the social sciences, there’s a great deal to be said about humanity at its best. To balance out the picture, this post focuses on what inspires us to transcend the epidemic despair and isolation of our times, not just how to cope with it or get through it. In this blog, I hope to illuminate what gives meaning, joy and resilience to us as students of this unique and often challenging human curriculum.
Is there another agenda to this blog? Yes! I believe that, collectively, when people start seeing past the limits of their individual personhood (as the minds construes it), they can begin to access a wider intelligence, creativity, and sense of connection. People are more likely to see underlying truth and beauty in themselves and in others, and feel moved, as a result, to invest in the greater good. This blog is intended to help motivate such a shift in consciousness.
I am a regular person who feels called to share my voice in this age of platforms and social media. While somewhat shy by nature, I have decided to step out of my comfort zone of privacy, not wanting silence or a lack of participation on my part to collude with the current underrepresenting of what is positive and possible in this world. If you’d like more information about me professionally, you can go to my website: www.kategustin.com
The contents of this site intend to reference material from reputable sources: peer-reviewed published journals, valid internet news content, and other publically available resources based in fact. That being said, my opinion and personal subjectivity clearly drive the choice and discussion of each topic. I welcome your comments and, though I may not always be able to respond, please know they are valued and can contribute to the co-authoring of cultural change.
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