“self” vs. “Self” Lauri shareshow she enters The Silence to connect with her Essential Self. Previous Next One thought on ““self” vs. “Self”” Richard E MacKay says: August 29, 2019 at 1:35 pm She gives insight about my awareness of this stream of thoughts that I encountered again in my meditation practice. Since I’m a poet and wordsmith, having been an English teacher, there’s a lot of verbal matter that occurs in my meditation practice. Yes, some of these thoughts are from my ego and some others from the silence. I hadn’t noticed the silence this morning, but just all the stream of thoughts that I was trying to avoid paying attention to. Yes, the silence was there, but I wasn’t paying attention to it. This insight is very helpful to me. Reply You must sign up or log in to comment.