• Since the moment of self-consciousness comes to a permanent end - and a new journey begins- is such a decisive stroke or milestone in the contemplative life, I can only speculate why so little has been said of this breakthrough; in fact , I may never get over the silence on the part of writers who say nothing about this second movement.

    Bernadette Roberts “Experience of No-Self, The: A Contemplative Journey, Revised Edition”, SUNY Press