from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Selfish or excessive concern for oneself.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Concern for one's self.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. concern for your own interests and welfare
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Afternoon visits and evening festivals must be few in such a bleak situation at certain seasons of the year, but Mrs. Blackett was of those who do not live to themselves, and who have long since passed the line that divides mere self-concern from a valued share in whatever Society can give and take.
Generally, we tend to think of the ego as a personal psychological problem, either our narcissistic self-concern or our painful, neurotic separate self-sense.
When we reach that point of maturity where our own pathological self-concern is seen as a moral failing in relationship to the evolution of the Kosmos rather than as a personal psychological problem, we will find the soul strength to take responsibility for all of it, right now.
You want to free your soul from both the ego's suffocating self-concern and the outdated and spiritually unenlightened values of our modern and postmodern culture.
In fact, the process of moving from self-concern to humanity-concern may have already started.
Selfishness denotes an excessive or exclusive concern with oneself and goes beyond normal self-interest or self-concern.
Profoundly liberated from the ego and its unending self-concern, you reemerge from that primordial emptiness ready to be a vessel for the original creative impulse, the authentic self, bursting with ecstatic urgency and a fearless passion to become.
Ego, in this context, is defined as inertia -- an anti-evolutionary posture of narcissism and self-concern that is based upon the conviction, conscious or unconscious, that something fundamental is terribly, terribly wrong.
Instead, true happiness comes from taking exactly the opposite approach - through engaging the world in ways that lessen this grip of self-concern.
A practice like this counters the tendency to encircle our individual lives with a protective fence of self-concern.