We are neither what we think we are nor entirely what we are about to become, we a neither purely individual nor fully a creature of our community, but an act of becoming that can never be held in place by a false form of nomenclature. No matter our need to find a place to stand amidst the onward flow of the world, the real foundation of the self is not in self-knowledge, but in the self-forgetfulness that occurs when it meets something other than the self it wanted to know.
David Whyte
Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words.

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