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Why thinking we have a ‘self’ to protect is the cause of all our suffering

All our suffering stems from the belief we have a ‘self’ to protect.

Bold, right?

I stand firmly by this, but I’m not the first to make such an assertion.

One of the central tenets of Buddhism is the need to abandon the mentally-constructed illusion of who we think we are to live a…



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Alex Mathers

I write about psychology, writing and creativity. Free book: '12 habits of mentally strong people' ⮕