0021 - Unselfing, letting go of your ego in the modern world

The Unlearning Playground

29-09-2022 • 11 mins

Ours is the time of the ego - rampant, self-indulgent ego. Selfies, personalised feeds, personalised ads, personalised everything - almost all good products, but almost all terrible if left unchecked or unsupervised.

And isn’t that true for our times? We have let the idea of our “selves” go too far - far more than we ourselves can handle it. And that is impacting not just our public discourse and our politics, but also our relationships and our everyday lives as we speak.


However, we also live in the time of Understanding - a fully encompassing, discerning Understanding. And one core precursor to that Understanding is a detachment from the cobweb of the self, of the ego.

Which is where I bring to you the idea of “Unselfing”.

I came across this term in a very recent article a friend had shared with me. All the details to the article and the author are below in the show notes. It is a must read, just as this episode is a must listen. :P




(00:00) - Intro
(01:23) - Unselfing.social, by Maria Popova
(04:41) - My musings on unselfing

Well, let’s catch up in the playground.
Until next time.
Peace out.

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Unselfing, by Maria Popova -
https://unselfing.social/

More of Maria's work -
https://www.themarginalian.org/

Check out all of my work on my website -
https://chetannarang.org/

For one-on-one personal sessions for philosophical mentorship & counselling with me -
https://chetannarang.org/nondual-philosophical-counselling-mentorship/

Connect with me, Chetan Narang, on Instagram here -
https://www.instagram.com/nrng.chetan/

Checkout The Unlearning Playground YouTube channel here -
https://www.youtube.com/c/TheUnlearningPlayground

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Credits for the beautiful soundtracks:

"Dreamer" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
"Reaching Out" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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