Wednesday, 26 January 2011
written by Adam Miller
One of the things I like best about Buddhism is that it has shown me how to do something useful with my narcissism.
Practice shows us how to bend the arc of our narcissism, how to press it beyond the stifling scope of self-concern and into the open air of deep and persistent awareness.
I'd assumed my vanity was just a problem to be solved. But I didn't see how the misguided compassion that animates it could be repurposed.
Enlightenment is narcissism extended.
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