Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Narcissists Think They Are The Center of the Universe. The Enlightened Know They Are.

Narcissists Think They Are The Center of the... by Doreen_Dotan

It is not pathological to know that You *are* the Universe, and everything in it - provided that you realize, internalize and generously celebrate the fact that this is true of everyone else as well.

This thought may seem paradoxical. But it is the achievement of an enlightened mind and the apotheosis of what F. Scott Fitzgerald meant when he said:  "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."

At 2:50 into the video, I was thinking about such studies as Lewis Terman's "Termites".

Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel