self-abandonment love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Disregard of self or of self-interest.


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  • But when you expect your partner to do this for you, then your self-abandonment creates your misery, insecurity and lack of self-worth.

    Margaret Paul, Ph.D.: When You Love Yourself, You Let Others Off the Hook

  • Compassionately opening to learning about your own fears and beliefs that may be causing your self-abandonment, and open to learning about what it means to be present and loving to yourself in the face of life's challenges.

    Margaret Paul, Ph.D.: When You Love Yourself, You Let Others Off the Hook

  • The absolute self-abandonment which death demands of us is only tolerable if we have rehearsed for it somewhat in life.

    Dead Kennedys

  • Holding onto these rocks gives us sense of self-rejection or self-abandonment, which lock in the negative beliefs and patterns within ourselves that spoil what is good in our daily life.

    Agapi Stassinopoulos: Breaking the Spell of Sisyphus: How to Let Go of Negative Patterns

  • Make me pure teach me silence make me whole teach me new words words that are not words words that are as silence whole pure not self-abandonment not accusation not defence not thesis not antithesis but synthesis.

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  • Trinkets such as key chains which come as free bonuses with the purchase of some luxury product, but which end up being traded back and forth as valued collectibles in their own right, reflect a mystical self-abandonment to commodity transcendence.

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  • Belief alone is no substitute for genuine self-abandonment.

    The Art Of Dying Well

  • But there is no self-abandonment, and very little emotion; the letters are principally historical and critical, "finger-posts for commentators."

    Henrik Ibsen

  • Even the statesman was moved and affected by the fiery, unreserved, and generous self-abandonment with which the Master of

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • While Armstrong makes clear that the Axial Age religious traditions are based on principles of compassion and self-abandonment, she has also said,

    The Great Transformation by Karen Armstrong: Questions


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