Then the ‘I’ receives itself


“When around one everything has become silent, solemn as a clear, starlit night, when the soul comes to be alone in the whole world, then before one there appears, not an extraordinary human being, but the eternal power itself, then the heavens open, and the ‘I’ chooses itself or, more correctly, receives itself. Then the personality receives the accolade of knighthood that ennobles it for an eternity.”

– Soren Kierkegaard

3 comments on “Then the ‘I’ receives itself

  1. Tom says:

    We could use a modern-day SK. Come on somebody.


  2. malcolmsnotes says:

    You ever read this?

    Gimme a post on it, or direct me to one, if so.


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