Excerpt About Essential Self
The Essential Self is Distinct from the Personal EssenceThe Essential Self is a central aspect of Essence, distinct from the Personal Essence. The Personal Essence feels like an individuality, a person, while the Essential Self feels like an identity, a feeling of self. The Personal Essence feels like "I am," while the Essential Self feels like "I." The Personal Essence has some sense of identity, but not as specific and distinct as the Essential Self. The sense of beingness, of the "am" is much more dominant than the sense of identity, the "I," while it is the reverse for the Essential Self. The Essential Self is a very simple and pure sense of Presence. It is so simple that it becomes subtle and difficult to differentiate from other feelings.