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We must not imagine that the subordination of this sense of personal identity leads to any loss of consciousness--rather the reverse. Man becomes more, not less, for he emerges into the fullness and freedom of one universal life. He thinks of himself as: "I, A.B., am a point within the Overself," whereas before he only thought: "I am A.B."

-- Notebooks Category 22: Inspiration and the Overself > Chapter 3: The Overself's Presence > # 398

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