In other words, our accepted concepts of selfhood would disappear if we ever allowed any significant subjective experience to intrude. “The Absent Self”– the absent or unknown self– is the portion of our own existence that we do not ordinarily perceive or accept, though there is within us a longing for it.
The breaking up of theories that have been long accepted, but that prevent us from perceiving the powerful nature of those absent portions of the self. As we focus upon certain details from a larger field of physical reality, so then we focus upon only the small portion of oneself that we consider “real.”
We carry within us, the deep knowledge of experience that in our terms would be prior, yet in our cells and our own deeper mind such information is current.