You’ll be amazed at how many people think they are self-aware and that their unconscious is as much a part of them as their conscious mind. It is not. In fact, it is the opposite. We are all so oblivious to our own selves, our own reality, that we are a part of a much larger reality. We are all walking in the shoes of someone else.
The concept of “self” in the modern Western mind is really just a collection of different ideas. The most common idea is that we are our own owners of our own bodies. If you are a woman, you are a woman and you are a woman. If you are a man, you are a man and you are a man. If you are a gay person, you are a gay person and you are a gay person.
I know what you are thinking, but that’s not really true. The human being is much more than just a collection of bodies. Humans are multifaceted, and that means that all of us are connected through our minds. We know ourselves as we know our own bodies. The true human being is a part of the world and a part of the universe. All of us are living, breathing, and living beings.